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For Immediate Release


Pepco Offers First Responders Free Legal Help

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 9, 2016) -Pepco is leading a new effort to assist fire fighters and police officers who risk their lives daily but in some cases lack the financial resources or opportunity to create a will.

This new partnership pairs Pepco's lawyers with first responders in the District of Columbia and Maryland in a one day seminar to write legally binding wills so emergency workers can have peace of mind about the future of their families or estate.

"Helping first responders with estate planning is a small gesture of appreciation for the sacrifices that they make each day on behalf of our safety," said Dave Velazquez, Pepco Holdings CEO. "Giving them some peace of mind by providing free wills is an honor."

Pepco runs the program with lawyers from Ballard Spahr and Bean, Kinney & Korman and it's part of a national effort called "Wills For Heroes" that works with first responders around the country. Pepco is hosting the will-writing session in its first floor gallery near Gallery Place.

First responders from the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, Dept. of Army

Greenbelt Police Dept., DC Fire & EMS, UDC Police Dept., Arlington 911 Center, Atlantic Emergency Solutions, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue, Falls Church Vol. Fire Dept., VA Dept. of Emergency Mgt/Stafford County Fire Chief (retired), Arlington County Police Dept., Rockville Volunteer Fire Dept., Frederick Policy Dept., Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire Dept., PG County Police, Takoma Park Police Dept., City of Manassas Fire & Rescue and the Mt. Rainier Police Dept.

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