In celebration, recognition and honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) employees teamed up for a day of service with three community service organizations across Baltimore today. BGE employee volunteers and members of BGE parent company, Exelon’s African-American Resource Alliance (EAARA), Baltimore Chapter, participated in “A Day On, Not a Day Off,” with Moveable Feast, the Salvation Army and the 6th Branch. Employee volunteers delivered meals to Baltimore City’s homebound residents who are affected by HIV/AIDS, packed and sorted toys for disaster relief and helped to clean up a neighborhood in East Baltimore City, creating a safe park for residents and their families.
“BGE and its employees recognize the importance of giving back to and supporting the communities we serve,” said Calvin G. Butler Jr. “In 2013, our amazing employee volunteers have logged more than 25,000 hours with nonprofit organizations across central Maryland, including serving on 92 nonprofit boards and lending their time and skills to nearly 200 projects. Our employees truly embrace the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. not just in celebration of today’s Holiday, but year-round.”
EAARA is one of Exelon’s Employee Network Groups (ENGs), which support diversity and inclusion, bring insight to Exelon’s strategies and goals and serve as a resource to the corporation and its employees. The groups are self-initiated, voluntary, corporate-wide and inclusive. Current ENGs represent various communities, including African-Americans; Latinos; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Individuals; Women; Military/Veterans; and Asian Americans.
Since its founding nearly 200 years ago, BGE has played an integral role in working with Maryland communities to address economic development, public safety, civic issues and other initiatives that help enhance our neighborhoods. Through the use of shareholder dollars, BGE supports programs that deliver measurable and sustainable impact in areas of education, environment, community development and arts and culture.
BGE’s corporate citizenship aligns with that of its parent company, Exelon Corporation. As part of Exelon’s merger in March 2012, Exelon and its subsidiaries have committed to maintain charitable giving of an average of $7 million per year in Maryland, including BGE’s service area, for the next 10 years with a focus on the areas of education, arts and culture, the environment and community development.