Exelon honored two Delmarva Power employees, John Allen and Doug Hudson, for their community volunteer work May 23 at the company’s Energy for the Community Volunteer Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C.
Exelon also announced $10,000 in charitable contributions to each local nonprofit that the award winners support in Delaware and Maryland to amplify their hard work.
Allen, of Seaford, a region vice president and manager of external affairs in Delmarva Power’s Bay Regional Office in Salisbury, Maryland, was recognized for his work with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore, which provides children facing adversity in the region with a one-to-one relationship. Allen has had an impact at Big Brothers Big Sister. He has volunteered with the organization for 12 years, serving on the board of directors, establishing partnerships for the organization across the region, launching its annual golf tournament fundraiser and conducting workshops for young men in the region.
Hudson, of Selbyville, an engineering fieldman first class, was recognized for his volunteer work with the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Co., where he has served the community for more than 15 years. Hudson is in his third term as the president of the fire company. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the organization, managing the annual budget, implementing cost savings projects and recruiting new volunteers. He also works in the field where he serves as a fire police officer and as an engineer on the fire trucks. He even drives the ambulance when needed.
Hudson was recently elected as second vice president of the Sussex County Firefighters Association and will travel across the state representing both the Selbyville and Sussex County Fire Departments for the next four years. The fire company plans to use the charitable contribution from Exelon to purchase an automatic CPR machine.
This year, 24 employees across the Exelon family of companies were recognized for their efforts and their nonprofit partners each received grants from the company. An external selection committee, comprised of leaders from the nonprofit community, selected these dedicated individuals for their volunteer efforts from all the employees who submitted applications.
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