BGE, Exelon and Constellation come together and donate $175,000 to help Maryland nonprofits provide essential services during Covid-19 crises.
The United Way of Central Maryland, the Maryland Food Bank and the Baltimore Community Foundation are three of the local organizations receiving support from BGE during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is part of a more than $1 million donation by Exelon Corporation and its family of companies nationwide to similar organizations.
“BGE is committed to helping our community during this challenging time,” said Carim Khouzami, BGE CEO. “These donations and our continued partnerships with the United Way, the Maryland Food Bank, and the Baltimore Community Foundation are essential in efforts to help our customers address their needs during the COVID-19 health crisis. Getting through this requires everyone to lean in and do their part to lift up our community and help protect its most vulnerable members. We are grateful to support such worthwhile relief organizations making a difference in central Maryland’s pandemic response.”
Nonprofits are experiencing a disruption in fundraising and decreased volunteer support due to recently adopted safety protocols, and it is critical that these organizations have the necessary resources to continue serving the most vulnerable populations. These donations will support:
- The United Way of Central Maryland’s COVID-19 Community Fund and the United Way of Central Maryland 211 Call Center, which has seen call volume more than quadruple since March 16 as concerned citizens request information about food, COVID-19, and counseling and calming.
- The Maryland Food Bank will purchase and safely distribute nutritious food to hungry Marylanders.
- The Baltimore Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Evolving Community Needs Fund which will aid in rapid response actions addressing the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our region’s communities, workforce, and vulnerable populations.
To assist families and businesses experiencing financial stress during this public health crisis, BGE has suspended service disconnections and are waiving new late payment charges until at least May 1.