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ComEd Volunteers Provide 16th Ward with Cleaning During National Volunteer Week

 Community service organizations saved an estimated $270,000 as a result of the 280 work weeks (11,200 hours) volunteered by ComEd employees in 2013. Equivalent to five and a half years of full-time service, these volunteer efforts offer nonprofit partners the opportunity to reinvest resources and better serve communities throughout Northern Illinois.

ComEd will continue its commitment to service by leading more than 30 volunteer events to plant trees, clean up parks, mentor students, build homes and fill food pantry shelves in observance of National Volunteer Week, beginning April 8.

“ComEd is a purpose-driven company,” said Anne Pramaggiore, president and CEO, ComEd. “Service is a part of our DNA, it’s what drives us. For decades, ComEd has supported education, environmental stewardship and community-building efforts throughout the region. Everything we do is aimed at building a stronger, more sustainable future.”

National Volunteer Week is an annual, nationwide movement that encourages individuals and organizations to improve communities through volunteer service. Now in its eighth consecutive year, ComEd employees will organize community service projects during National Volunteer Week and throughout the month of April.

ComEd and its parent company Exelon recognize National Volunteer Week by empowering employee volunteers to design their service projects and recruit others to participate. ComEd employees, family members and friends are expected to provide more than 2,100 hours of volunteer service throughout more than 30 service projects. Inclusive of ComEd’s efforts, Exelon will host more than 150 volunteer events, in observance of National Volunteer Month.

In addition to ComEd, National Volunteer Week will include employee-led service projects from all of Exelon’s businesses, including: PECO in southeastern Pennsylvania, Constellation and BGE in Maryland, and Exelon Generation and Exelon Business Services Company in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Texas.

Keywords: 16th Ward, Ald. Joann Thompson, ComEd

Posted in Neighborhood News, Business News, Community Organizations

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