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WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 28, 2022) — Pepco is wrapping up a series of events as part of the company's celebration of National Volunteer Month, where hundreds of employees are participating in nearly a dozen different events across the District of Columbia and Maryland in support of local communities and organizations. These events further strengthen the company's commitment to power a cleaner and brighter future for its customers and communities.
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Last year alone, Pepco contributed approximately $4.1 million to local nonprofits, while its employees volunteered nearly 9,940 hours to help hundreds of organizations throughout the District of Columbia and in Maryland. These contributions are part of the company's commitment to powering communities and being a good corporate citizen for the areas where its employees live and work.
"We are so pleased to be such an active partner with organizations across our communities that provide us with opportunities to give back both financially and with volunteer support," said Rodney Oddoye, senior vice president of Governmental, Regulatory and External Affairs for Pepco Holdings. "Together, we are providing a different type of positive energy that is having great impact in helping our customers and communities thrive."
Charitable contributions from Pepco include more than financial support, they come with a dedicated pledge of volunteers. The company's Powering Communities program helps connect employees with volunteer opportunities throughout Pepco's service area and recognizes their efforts. In 2021, 338 employees volunteered a combined total of more than 1,242 workdays through the program, helping support 178 different events.
Pepco's community giving focuses on organizations that help provide equal access to arts and culture, that educate customers about the energy industry and science as well as organizations supporting community vibrancy, that help provide energy empowerment through sustainability, environmental and open space initiatives, and that help foster the energy workforce of tomorrow.
More about Pepco's efforts to support its communities can be found in our Corporate Responsibility and Impact Report.
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