CHICAGO — Exelon Corporation and its family of companies announced today that they will donate more than $1.15 million to national and local relief organizations to support communities impacted by the spread of the coronavirus.
“We are committed to helping support impacted communities, especially those where we live, work and serve. Our donation will help local charities and relief organizations address hardships caused by this pandemic,” said Chris Crane, president and CEO of Exelon. “As a provider of critical resources and infrastructure, we also recognize our indispensable role in responding to this crisis for as long it takes our communities to recover. We will continue to help customers who may be experiencing health or economic challenges and will ensure everyone maintains access to reliable electricity and gas services during this public health emergency.”
To further assist families and businesses experiencing financial stress during this public health crisis, all Exelon utilities -- Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO, and Pepco – and Constellation have suspended service disconnections and are waiving new late payment charges until at least May 1.
In addition, the Exelon Generation power plants are supporting local food banks, senior centers and other aid organizations in surrounding communities.
The donations will support all efforts these organizations are collectively undertaking to assist communities during this crisis, including the delivery of food assistance, financial resources and health care services, among other urgent needs. Donations from Exelon and its family of companies include:
- National: A combined $275,000 to the American Red Cross and United Way Worldwide
- Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland: A combined $75,000 to targeted Delmarva relief efforts, including to the United Way of Delaware, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore and the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
- District of Columbia: $125,000 to the United Way of the National Capital Area
- Illinois: $250,000 to the United Way of Metro Chicago and the Chicago Community Trust’s COVID-19 Response Fund
- Maryland: A combined $175,000 to the United Way of Central Maryland, the Baltimore Community Foundation and the Maryland Food Bank
- New Jersey: A combined $50,000 to southern New Jersey relief efforts, including to the United Way of Gloucester County
- Pennsylvania: A combined $200,000 to the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and South New Jersey, United Way of Bucks County, The Salvation Army, and Philabundance
Exelon is committed to helping its 10 million utility customers across five states and the District of Columbia, and 2 million Constellation customers across the country, through temporary or extended financial hardship. In addition to offering financial assistance options year-round, Exelon affiliates will work with customers on a case-by-case basis to establish payment arrangements and identify energy assistance options.
As a provider of the infrastructure that powers hospitals and health care facilities, federal, state and local response centers, and the millions of homes and businesses where people live and work, Exelon is dedicated to its critical mission of providing reliable energy to customers, especially during this time of crisis. The company maintains robust plans and contingencies to ensure business and operational continuity when confronted with potentially disruptive events, including a major public health crisis. Exelon and its operating companies are also working in close coordination with designated state and local emergency preparedness and health officials, and at the federal level through the Electric Subsector Coordinating Council.