Pottstown, PA - Exelon’s Limerick Generating Station not only produces needed electricity for the regional power grid, but its employees give generously to the community in which it operates. This year, employees pledged $211,000, a station record, to Exelon’s annual employee giving campaign.
During the campaign, employees pledged support to the charity of their choice and Exelon matched 50 cents for every dollar to the local United Way. Fundraising activities raised an additional $15,000. Those funds were divided equally among three local non-profit organizations: Southeastern Pennsylvania Veterans Center; Operation Backpack, a program that provides food to needy students; and Stretch the Ride Foundation, a program that benefits cancer patients at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.
“Stretch the Ride Foundation was established to benefit members in the tri-county community who are touched by cancer during their greatest time of need,” said Dr. Michael J. Lambo, founder of Stretch the Ride Foundation. “The generous support of Limerick employees speaks volumes of their selfless character and sincerity. We are proud to partner with them to support our community in the fight against cancer.”
Other local organizations that benefit from the giving campaign include: Pottstown Foundation for Education, the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Creative Health Services, the Linfield Fire Department, Bringing Hope Home, the Abramson Cancer Center, Mom’s House and Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities.
“Exelon and the employees at Limerick Generating Station have consistently worked to make our community a better place to live,” said Rick Libra, Limerick Site Vice President. “Our annual giving campaign is just one way we give back to the community.”
Limerick employees also donated their time during this year’s “Day of Caring” event at ACLAMO Family Centers-Pottstown, the Latin American Action Committee of Montgomery County. On October 11, employees used their trade expertise as carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and painters to install new carpeting, new light fixtures, and two new sump pumps, as well as paint the walls and upgrade heating systems. The station also donated new computers and tables.
“When the volunteers were finished, we basically had a new building,” said ACLAMO Family Centers-Pottstown Site Coordinator Maricruz Clemens. “Our families who use the center services will benefit greatly.”
The annual giving campaign is one of the many ways that Limerick Generating Station gives back to the community each year. Through corporate and employee donations, environmental stewardship contributions and the annual Limerick Charity Golf Outing, the station donates more than $500,000 each year to organizations and first responders in the surrounding area.