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Exelon Generation Supports Veterans Education, Critical Services Through NYServes/UPSTATE

$5,000 donation in honor of nearly 500 veterans employed at New York nuclear plants

​Scriba, NY (November 10, 2016) — As one of numerous recognition events across Exelon Corporation in honor of our nation’s veterans this Veterans Day, Exelon Generation is providing financial support to NYServes, upstate New York's first coordinated network of organizations working together to serve veterans and their families. The $5,000 contribution will support critical services such as food, shelter, healthcare, legal services, education, and money management for our upstate veterans. 

“This is a joint effort between the Nine Mile Point and R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Stations,” said Ginna Site Vice President Joe Pacher. “As a leading employer in upstate New York, we are honored to give back to our communities and especially to those who have served our country.” 

The R.E. Ginna and Nine Mile Point nuclear stations together employ more than 1,500 people. Of those, nearly 500 are veterans. Across Exelon, veterans comprise over 12 percent of the total workforce. In fact, G.I. Jobs magazine evaluated 5,000 companies and listed Exelon in its top 100 list of employers.

“We are very appreciative of this generous donation,” said Veterans Outreach Center Executive Director Todd Baxter. “Rochester and the surrounding counties are home to almost 174,000 veterans who are in great need of our services, such as food, shelter, and healthcare. The NYServes Upstate network helps ensure that timely and accurate referrals are made throughout a 14 county region.” 

“Veterans organizations are so important to our employees,” said Nine Mile Point Site Vice President Pete Orphanos. “Our workforce is so generous personally and they also have great pride in working for a company that gives back to the community and organizations such as NYServes.” 

In past years, the stations have contributed more than $500,000 to community non-profit organizations through donations garnered from corporate funds; charity fundraisers and tournaments; and the Exelon Employee Giving Campaign. Additionally, Exelon’s upstate New York employees logged more than 3,300 community service hours so far this year.

Together, Exelon’s two upstate plants provide carbon-free electricity to more than 2.5 million homes and businesses.

 

 

 

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