January 22, 2009

 Oyster Creek Generating Station Helps Bamber Lakes Volunteer Fire Department Keep Warm 

 Oyster Creek Generating Station, a subsidiary of Exelon, has donated $6,000 to the Bamber Lakes Volunteer Fire Department, so that the fire department can replace a cracked and aging furnace. 

 

FORKED RIVER, N.J.  (Jan. 22, 2009) - Oyster Creek Generating Station, a subsidiary of Exelon, has donated $6,000 to the Bamber Lakes Volunteer Fire Department, so that the fire department can replace a cracked and aging furnace.

“We need heat in the fire house,” said Mike Eden, the Bamber Lakes Fire Chief. “We have to be able to keep the water in the pumper truck above freezing.” The furnace is currently non-functional.

A downturn in the economy combined with a challenging year has made replacing the furnace difficult for the fire company. “We greatly appreciate what you’ve done for us,” Eden said.   “Without that donation, it would have been tough for the fire department.”

Tim Rausch, Oyster Creek Site Vice President, said it is important to keep first responders ready to react in an emergency. “The Bamber Lakes Fire Department serves the local community and is made up entirely of volunteers,” he said. “We’re glad that we can help an organization that protects Forked River.”

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 Exelon Corporation is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities with approximately $19 billion in annual revenues.  The company has one of the industry’s largest portfolios of electricity generation capacity, with a nationwide reach and strong positions in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic.  Exelon distributes electricity to approximately 5.4 million customers in northern Illinois and Pennsylvania and natural gas to approximately 480,000 customers in the Philadelphia area.  Exelon is headquartered in Chicago and trades on the NYSE under the ticker EXC.

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