Wednesday, November 14, 2012

That Warm Feeling Inside

From left, Barth Principal Ryan Oxenford, Jay Rumler from Exelon, Cindy Salerno from Exelon, Linciln Principal Treena Ferguson Lincoln Principal, Donna Christman from Exelon and Ruper Principal Matt Moyer.

Blogger's Note: Another timely submission from Pottstown Schools Information Meister John Armato:

Thanks to the efforts of the employees of Exelon’s Limerick Generating Station’s “Operation Warm” and the “Coats For Kids Foundation,” over 250 Pottstown School District elementary students will have new coats to help them stay warm during the winter months.

On hand to accept the coats on behalf of the Pottstown School District were Ryan Oxenford, Principal Barth Elementary; Treena Ferguson, Principal Lincoln Elementary; and Matt Moyer, Principal Rupert Elementary.

Tom Dougherty, Limerick Site Vice President, said, “Every child deserves a winter coat to keep them warm and healthy during the cold winter months. At Limerick Generating Station, we have always been committed to helping our neighbors and community through a variety of charitable initiatives. Partnering with the Pottstown School District on this initiative demonstrates the power of working together to meet local community needs.”

Operation Warm and the Coats For Kids Foundation have a focused mission to provide new winter coats to children.

Their vision is that every child wearing a new winter coat is warm, feels valued, and is healthy, able to regularly attend school and enjoy active outdoor play, even on cold winter days. Through funding from local businesses and corporations, Operation Warm provides coats to the local community.

Oxenford noted, “These coats will go a long way in helping many students be able to enjoy the feeling of warmth on a cold winter day and eliminate a distraction to their ability to learn. We appreciate the opportunity to work with all of our local partners to ensure that every student has an equal opportunity for success.”

Exelon’s Limerick Generating Station is located two miles southeast of Pottstown, PA, Exelon’s Limerick Generating Station Unit 1 and Unit 2 produce a total of 2,345 net megawatts (MW) of electricity - enough energy to power more than two million average American homes.

The station employs approximately 860 workers and annually donates more than $600,000 to charitable and local community organizations.

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