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BGE celebrates National Volunteer Week

4/17/2015, 8 a.m.
Employees from across Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) celebrated National Volunteer Week (April 12-18) by participating in nearly 30 ...
BGE volunteers completed landscaping and planting projects at Real Food Farms to prepare for the spring planting season. (Left to right) Priscilla Akuako; Amanda Engel; Morgan vessels; Rachael Lightly; Davis Milton; Melissa Cheek; Stephanie Leach; and January Mallory. (Courtesy Photo/BGE)

— Employees from across Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) celebrated National Volunteer Week (April 12-18) by participating in nearly 30 employee-led service projects in central Maryland and the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metro area throughout the month of April. The month of service events kicked off today at Real Food Farm in Baltimore City. BGE employee volunteers completed landscaping and planting projects, refreshed signage and worked in the hoop houses, weeding and gardening, to prepare them for the spring. Real Food Farm is Civic Works’ innovative urban agricultural enterprise engaged in growing fresh produce on eight acres in and around Clifton Park in northeast Baltimore.

National Volunteer Week is an annual, nationwide celebration of people working to improve their communities through volunteer service. Each year, BGE employees organize community service projects for the company’s 3,200 employees, family members and friends to participate in throughout April. This year, more than 550 BGE employees will donate more than 1,800 hours focused on projects that include cleaning up parks and other public spaces, planting trees, maintaining the Chesapeake Bay Oyster Gardens, serving meals to people struggling with poverty and helping rebuild homes, among others. For a full list of BGE’s National Volunteer Week projects visit bge.com/giving.

Whether it’s through employee volunteer opportunities or charitable giving, BGE is proud to have a long history of empowering our employees to volunteer with organizations that have a positive impact on the communities, which BGE serves. Our employees are strongly dedicated to giving back to communities throughout central Maryland.

Since the founding of the company nearly 200 years ago, BGE has played an integral role in working with Maryland communities to address economic development, public safety, civic issues and other initiatives that help enhance our neighborhoods. Through the use of shareholder dollars, BGE supports programs that deliver measurable and sustainable impact in areas of education, the environment, community development and arts and culture.