For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON , D.C. - Pepco has received the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington's 2010 Community Partner of the Year award. The award was in appreciation of Pepco's commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility .
Each year the YMCA honors its volunteers, community partners, and business leaders who have helped the "Y" build a strong, supportive foundation for the communities it serves.
"Pepco thanks the YMCA for allowing it to assist the organization in better serving the needs of thousands of local children, adults, and families," said Debbi Jarvis, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Responsibility. "We greatly appreciate the commitment of the YMCA to the people of the Washington Metropolitan area and thank them for their recognition of our support."
Pepco has donated $30,000 over the last three years to the YMCA because its partnership has a measurable positive impact on the community. The "Y" has provided more than $1.8 million in scholarships and subsidies to local children and families, assisted more than 1,100 local seniors through its Fit and Well Seniors Program, and has more than 61 thousand children participating in its national youth wellness program while teaching more than eight thousand children how to swim.
Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 789,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.