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CORDOVA, Ill. — Exelon Generation employees and the Exelon Foundation are donating more than $4.6 million to support charitable organizations in the communities around its power plants.

Employees pledged more than $3.1 million to 849 different charities in their local communities this year. And for every dollar employees pledged, the Exelon Foundation donated 50 cents to their local United Way, bringing the total donation to more than $4.6 million.

At Quad Cities Generating Station in Cordova, employees pledged more than $225,000 to 193 regional charities during this year’s Employee Giving Campaign. Organizations supported include The Center for Youth and Family Solutions, Honor Flight of the Quad Cities, Getting Heroes Home, Transitions Mental Health Service and the United Way of the Quad Cities.

“Exelon Generation is an essential partner in helping to put opportunity into the hands of all Quad citizens,” said Rene Gellerman, CEO of United Way of the Quad Cities. “Because of their volunteering and support, more kids will succeed in school and life, adults will achieve financial stability and gainful employment, and families and teens will be able to access the support and services needed to live happy and healthy lives.”

“We have strong bonds with the communities that surround our nuclear energy facilities,” said Bryan Hanson, Exelon Nuclear chief nuclear officer. “We believe strongly in investing where we live, work and serve.”

Exelon Generation employees have a long-standing tradition of supporting their communities, not just with their dollars, but also with their time. Through Nov. 30, Exelon Generation employees at Quad Cities volunteered more than 4,300 hours with charitable organizations in the local area.

Across Exelon Generation, employees volunteered 38,000 hours this year, which is equal to more than four years’ time. Projects supported workforce development programs, STEM education events, environmental causes, food pantries and veterans’ organizations, among many others.