One of DeWitt County's largest employers continue to make a difference to local schools and civic organizations.
Throughout the year Clinton's Nuclear Power Station donates money into the community to various organizations in various ways. Last year employees donated $64-thousand to local communities and civic organizations, activities and events through the third quarter alone of 2011. Bill Harris, Communications Manager at Exelon, says his job is to reach out to the community to find where money needs to go and applauds Exelon for their efforts in reaching out to the community.
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Last year the station pledged more than $84-thousand to United Way through the company's payroll deduction program with an addition $21-thousand going to the Peace Meal program at the DeWitt County Friendship Center. Harris notes the company's involvement with United Way and praises the employees of the power plant who continually step up to help those in the community, no matter how good or bad times may be.
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Chad Clevenger is the director of Community Impact at the United of Decatur and Mid-Illinois, he is very thankful for the continued support Exelon has shown to the United Way. He says each year Community Action can count on Exelon and their employees doing something special.
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Clinton Power Station has also served as a corporate sponsor for the City's concert series, Apple and Pork Festival and Celebrate Clinton's summer event.
The station also sponsors the Boy Scout Merit Badge Fair, which is an event held at the plant and assists over 300 scouts secured valuable merit badges.
Area organizations interested in the station's 2012 contribution program can submit a request through Exolon's website at www.exeloncorp.com/community.