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For Immediate Release


Pepco Sponsors Emergency Preparedness Forum for Nonprofit Community Partners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Pepco continued its support for its nonprofit community partners with an Emergency Preparedness Forum held at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery. The event was attended by a wide swath of community support groups, youth advocates, education/teaching groups, and disaster relief organizations such as the Boy Scouts, United Way, DC Police Foundation, United Communities Against Poverty, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, and Montgomery College.

Caryn Bacon, Pepco Director of Emergency Preparedness, Olaf "Pete" Pedersen, Manager, Emergency Management, and Manuel Vera, Manager, Demand Side Management Commercial Programs, delivered presentations on the implementation of emergency preparedness and energy savings programs.

"There were also in-depth presentations about developing disaster response plans tailored to specific organizations," said Debbi Jarvis, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship & Social Responsibility. "This is just another way Pepco partners with nonprofits to assist our community, especially through the Edison Place Gallery. Citizenship and social responsibility must begin inside the corporation before we can extend it into the community."

Recent examples include the August pop-up shop with Goodwill in the Pepco Edison Place Gallery that far exceeded Goodwill's fundraising expectations, and the Girl Scout "Green Carpet" event when the gallery served as the official welcome center for the Girl Scouts' "Rock the Mall" 100th anniversary. During the holiday season, look for Pepco volunteers as bell ringers for the Salvation Army kettle drive.

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