“It’s a way of life more than anything”
Jerry Critelli Jr., a Transportation Supervisor for Atlantic City Electric (ACE), is a 35-year volunteer at the Elwood Volunteer Fire Company. Jerry has had many responsibilities in his volunteer role including firefighter, captain, chief engineer and safety officer. Now serving as the Director of the Fire Department, Jerry helps promote awareness and safety in the surrounding communities.
Because of Jerry’s incredible devotion and commitment to the Elwood Volunteer Fire Company, he has been named Firefighter of the Year twice. With the support of ACE, Jerry plans on continuing to serve his community for years to come.
Elwood Volunteer Fire Company will use the Achievement Award grant to purchase an electronic sign that will provide real-time community information such as events, safety messages and weather alerts.
About Exelon’s Energy for the Community Volunteer Awards Program
Exelon makes grants totaling $200,000 in honor of 24 outstanding employee volunteers for their work in the community. Nonprofits will receive grants of $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000. Since 2007, the awards program has recognized 180 employees and provided more than $1.3 million to their nonprofit partners.
At Exelon, individual initiative drives our success.
Volunteerism is part of who we are. Our employees are purpose-driven in their work – and also on their own time. In 2016, 6,700 Exelon employees spent more than 171,000 hours volunteering with nonprofits in the diverse communities we serve. We encourage them to track their hours so we can recognize and reward their work.