CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Employees from Exelon Corporation are working to restore homes and rebuild lives in the Houston area following the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey.
Along with a $150,000 donation by Exelon and Constellation, the company’s competitive retail and wholesale business, employees across the company have donated approximately $100,000 to Houston charities, which will be matched dollar-for-dollar through the Exelon Foundation Matching Gifts program for an additional $100,000.
Employees across the Exelon family of companies have banded together to support their colleagues in a variety of ways, including rebuilding homes, shuttling rental cars from Dallas and providing food and shelter to those whose homes are now uninhabitable. Constellation Field, a minor league baseball stadium in Sugarland, Texas was temporarily opened as a shelter for those displaced by the flooding and was used as a Red Cross training center. Company volunteers will now use the field as a staging area to assist with clean-up efforts in the weeks to come.
Throughout September, close to 100 employee volunteers from various company locations will travel to affected areas to support recovery efforts, working with the nonprofit All Hands Volunteers. Employees will also donate their time to Habitat for Humanity restoration efforts, benefiting displaced families in northeast Houston’s Harrell Park neighborhood.
“We continue to stand by our Houston colleagues as they recover from this tragedy,” said Chris Crane, Exelon president and CEO. “The outpouring of generosity and strength is a testament to the values we live each day.”
Exelon has approximately 500 employees at facilities throughout the Houston area, including a Constellation regional office and Exelon Power electricity generating stations. While all employees have been accounted for, several of their homes -- like so many in the region -- have either been destroyed or sustained significant damage. Affected employees will be eligible for grants of up to $10,000 from the Exelon Foundation.
Exelon also expects to provide additional financial support for long-term recovery efforts through the company’s upcoming Employee Giving Campaign.
To learn more about Exelon’s initiatives to support the communities where its employees live and work, visit exeloncorp.com.
Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is a Fortune 100 energy company with the largest number of utility customers in the U.S. Exelon does business in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Canada and had 2016 revenue of $31.4 billion. Exelon’s six utilities deliver electricity and natural gas to approximately 10 million customers in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania through its Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco subsidiaries. Exelon is one of the largest competitive U.S. power generators, with more than 32,700 megawatts of nuclear, gas, wind, solar and hydroelectric generating capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. The company’s Constellation business unit provides energy products and services to approximately 2.2 million residential, public sector and business customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100. Follow Exelon on Twitter @Exelon.