Charities Gain from Limerick Station Employees, Exelon

LIMERICK PA – Community non-profit organizations that operate in municipalities where employees of Exelon’s Limerick Generating Station live are benefiting twice from the combined charitable efforts of the nuclear power plant workers and its owner’s Exelon Foundation, the company announced Monday (Dec. 21, 2020).

Station employees pledged to collectively donate nearly $432,000 to 480 charities during this year’s Employee Giving Campaign. For every employee-dollar pledged, the foundation donated another 50 cents to local United Way campaigns, raising the total contribution value to about $648,000, according to Exelon.

Area groups supported by employees’ personal pledges included the Limerick Fire Company, West Chester Food Cupboard, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Special Olympics Montgomery County, Pottstown Area Seniors Center, Philabundance, Berks Women in Crisis, Schuylkill River Greenway Association, and Legacy of Hope.

Exelon employees also supported local causes with their time. Although the coronavirus pandemic limited in-person opportunities, station workers through Nov. 30 had volunteered thousands of hours with local organizations in projects that included virtual walks, virtual food drives, and creating cards for kids in the hospital, the company reported.

“This has been a challenging year for many, and our nuclear power plant employees answered the call for help, giving to charities and causes that mean the most to them,” Exelon Chief Generation Officer Bryan Hanson said. “Our people have strong bonds with the communities that surround our nuclear plants. Their generosity will bring resources to organizations that need them, along with hope and relief for the people who rely on them.”