Exelon Corp. recently contributed $5,000 to NYServes, a coordinated network of organizations working together to serve veterans and their families, to support critical services such as food, shelter, health care, legal services, education and money management for upstate veterans.
“This is a joint effort between the Nine Mile Point and R.E. Ginna nuclear power stations,” said Joe Pacher, Ginna site vice president. “As a leading employer in upstate New York, we are honored to give back to our communities and especially to those who have served our country.”
The R.E. Ginna and Nine Mile Point nuclear stations together employ more than 1,500 people; of those, nearly 500 are veterans. Over 12 percent of the total workforce across Exelon are veterans. G.I. Jobs magazine evaluated 5,000 companies and listed Exelon in its top 100 list of employers.
“We are very appreciative of this generous donation,” said Todd Baxter, executive director of Veterans Outreach Center. “Rochester and the surrounding counties are home to almost 174,000 veterans who are in great need of our services, such as food, shelter and health care. The NYServes upstate network helps ensure that timely and accurate referrals are made throughout a 14-county region.”
The stations have contributed more than $500,000 to community nonprofit organizations through donations from corporate funds, charity fundraisers and tournaments and the Exelon Employee Giving campaign. Exelon’s upstate employees logged more than 3,300 community service hours this year.
“Veterans organizations so important to our employees,” said Pete Orphanos, Nine Mile Point site vice president. “Our workforce is so generous personally and they also have great pride in working for a company that gives back to the community and organizations such as NYServes.”