PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Employees from across PECO are advancing our region and celebrating National Volunteer Week (April 23-29) by participating in more than 35 employee-led service projects across southeastern Pennsylvania. These projects include renewing green spaces, serving meals to families in need, and educating children about science in the park.
“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.”
Examples of PECO’s National Volunteer Week projects include:
- April 24 (Gladwyne, Pa.) – Joining the Riverbend Environmental Center to perform planting, weeding, and restoring the area to help enhance the habitat for local wildlife
- April 25 (West Chester, Pa.) – Restoring wetlands to support habitat management at the Natural Lands Trusts Stroud Preserve
- April 26 (Phoenixville, Pa.) – Beautifying the grounds and painting benches of the nation’s oldest Medal of Honor Memorial
- April 27 (Philadelphia) – Providing activities and educational experiences for participating children, who will learn about sound, music, art, building construction, and more at the Independence National Historical Park
- April 28 (Warminster, Pa.) – Assembling care packages for active military service men and women
National Volunteer Week is an annual, nationwide celebration of people working to improve their communities through volunteer service. For the 11th consecutive year, PECO employees are organizing community service projects for more than 900 employees, family members and friends to participate in throughout April.
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 125 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, Pepco in Washington D.C., Delmarva Power in Delaware, Atlantic City Electric in New Jersey, and Exelon Generation and Exelon Business Services Company in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Texas.
PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia region’s most active corporate citizens, providing more than $6 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 21,000 hours of time and talent as board members, coaches and volunteers to support community nonprofit organizations in 2016.
PECO, founded in 1881, is Pennsylvania’s largest electric and natural gas utility. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PECO delivers energy to more than 1.6 million electric customers and more than 516,000 natural gas customers in southeastern, Pennsylvania. The company’s 2,500 employees are dedicated to the safe and reliable delivery of electricity and natural gas as well as enhanced energy management conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $4.3 billion in Pennsylvania, supporting more than 8,700 local jobs and producing $732 million in labor income. PECO is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's only Fortune 100 utility and leading competitive energy provider. For more information visit PECO.com, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.
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Editor’s note: PECO will provide a daily digest of our National Volunteer Week events occurring across the Greater Philadelphia region throughout this week. For more information on any of these events, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-841-5555.