PECO Employees Advancing the Region by Leading more than 40 Community Service Projects for National Volunteer Week

More than 1,000 employees will donate 3,000 volunteer hours in
10th celebration of National Volunteer Week

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#exelonvolunteers–Employees from across PECO are advancing our region and celebrating
National Volunteer Week (April 10-16) by participating in more than 40
employee-led service projects across southeastern Pennsylvania. These
projects include renewing green spaces, collecting clothing for local
low-income children and families, and helping rebuild homes.

“We do more than provide safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy for
our customers – our employees actively support the communities where
they live and work every day,” said Craig Adams, PECO president and CEO.
“We are proud to help so many local nonprofit organizations achieve
their goals and make our communities a better place for our customers.”

National Volunteer Week is an annual, nationwide celebration of people
working to improve their communities through volunteer service. For the
10th consecutive year, PECO employees are organizing community service
projects for more than 1,000 employees, family members and friends to
participate in throughout April. Examples of PECO’s National Volunteer
Week projects include:

  • April 11 (Philadelphia) – Planting trees to help restore
    wildlife habitats as part of the Philadelphia Zoo’s Fairmount Park
    Habitat Restoration Project
  • April 12 (Doylestown, Pa.) – Sprucing up Central Park’s
    baseball field and assisting with local trail cleanup
  • April 12 (Chadds Ford, Pa.)Beautifying the grounds of
    the Brandywine River Museum by removing invasive plants and supporting
    other landscaping efforts
  • April 13 (Norristown, Pa.) – Performing general maintenance at
    Elmwood Park Zoo and preparing for spring visitors
  • April 14 (West Conshohocken, Pa.) – Sorting and cleaning
    hundreds of toys, books and other items for local low-income children
    with Cradles to Crayons
  • April 15 (West Chester, Pa.) – Providing facility cleanup for
    the Chester County SPCA and assisting with cleaning animal cages and

PECO and its parent company Exelon recognize National Volunteer Week by
empowering employees to design their service projects and recruit others
to participate. This year, employees across Exelon will participate in
more than 160 community service projects in April. Projects will focus
on education, environmental stewardship, diversity and inclusion, and
community enrichment.

In addition to PECO, National Volunteer Week will include employee-led
service projects from across the Exelon family of companies including:
ComEd in Illinois, Constellation and BGE in Maryland, and Exelon
Generation and Exelon Business Services Company in the Midwest,
Mid-Atlantic and Texas.

Following the merger of Exelon with Pepco Holdings on March 23, 2016,
employees of the Atlantic City Electric, Delmarva Power and Pepco
utilities in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland and New Jersey
can look forward to contributing to Exelon’s National Volunteer Week
efforts starting next year.

PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia region’s most active corporate
citizens, providing more than $5 million in grant support annually to
hundreds of educational, environmental, arts and culture, and community
development organizations. Through PECO’s Energy for the Community
corporate citizenship program, PECO employees gave nearly 15,000 hours
of time and talent as board members, coaches and volunteers to support
community nonprofit organizations in 2015.

Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility
subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). The company’s 2,400
dedicated employees provide advanced, innovative energy solutions to 1.6
million electric and more than 511,000 natural gas customers in
southeastern Pennsylvania. In 2015 PECO delivered 86.9 billion cubic
feet of natural gas and 38 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. The
company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $4.5 billion in
Pennsylvania, supporting more than 9,600 local jobs and producing $760
million in labor income. Founded in 1881, PECO is one of the Greater
Philadelphia Region’s most active corporate citizens, providing
leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous arts and
culture, education, environmental, economic development and community
programs and organizations. For more information visit,
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Debra Yemenijian
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