POTTSTOWN, Pa. — The communities where Exelon Generation employees live and work will receive more than $4.4 million to support critical needs, thanks to the nuclear power plant employees and the Exelon Foundation. The nuclear power plant employees pledged more than $2.9 million to over 2,000 different charities in their surrounding communities this year. And for every dollar employees pledged, the Exelon Foundation donated 50 cents to their local United Way, bringing the total donation to more than $4.4 million.
At Limerick Generating Station in Pottstown, the nuclear power plant employees pledged nearly $432,000 to 480 charities during this year’s Employee Giving Campaign. Organizations supported include; Limerick Fire Company, West Chester Food Cupboard, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Special Olympics Montgomery County, Pottstown Area Seniors Center, Philabundance, Berks Women in Crisis, Schuylkill River Greenway Association, and Legacy of Hope.
“I am thankful that employees at Limerick Generating Station continue to be strong community partners that support many local non-profits, charities and causes,” said Michael Rowe, CEO of Legacy of Hope. “These funds allow families throughout the area to access support and services, especially in these trying times.”
“This has been a challenging year for many, and our nuclear power plant employees answered the call for help, giving to charities and causes that mean the most to them,” said Bryan Hanson, Exelon chief generation officer. “Our people have strong bonds with the communities that surround our nuclear plants. Their generosity will bring resources to organizations that need them, along with hope and relief for the people who rely on them.”
Exelon Generation employees have a long-standing tradition of supporting their communities, not just with their dollars, but also with their time. While the coronavirus pandemic limited several in-person opportunities, many nuclear power plant employees participated in virtual events. At Limerick, employees have volunteered over 1,500 hours so far this year with local organizations. Through Nov. 30, 2020, employees had volunteered more than 24,000 hours with charitable organizations in their communities. That’s equal to more than two-and-a-half years’ time. Projects included virtual walks, virtual food drives, and creating cards for kids in the hospital, among many others.