Constellation Employees Help Health Care For The Homeless Provide Essentials To More Than 400 Individuals With Second Annual “Free Market”
April 16, 2015
BALTIMORE (April 16, 2015) — More than 400 individuals experiencing homelessness shopped for essentials, including socks and underwear, travel-size soaps and shampoos, water bottles, and snacks today at the second annual Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Free Market. The market was stocked and staffed by employee volunteers from Constellation.
“Today’s Free Market was a great success. With the help of Constellation employees, our dedicated staff members were able to meet some of the most basic needs of more than 400 of our neighbors without homes,” said Kevin Lindamood, HCH president and CEO. “Constellation is a model of corporate citizenship, and I thank the company and its staff for their continued commitment to the Baltimore community and, particularly, to the most vulnerable among us.”
Employees of both Constellation and co-sponsor Venable LLP donated hundreds of items for the HCH Free Market, and approximately 30 Constellation employees stocked the market and assisted individuals in finding items.
HCH outreach workers were also on hand to help enroll attendees in Medicaid and to provide information about a range of HCH and community services available to assist them.
“We are proud to support the vital mission of HCH whose tireless efforts help improve the well-being of thousands of individuals and families in Baltimore every year,” said Ravi Ganti, senior vice president and chief commercial risk officer for Constellation. “Constellation and our employees are committed to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve.”
HCH is in need of the following items of men’s and women’s clothing year-round. Items should be new and in their original packaging (size large and up unless otherwise indicated):
- Adult Size Socks
- Adult Short-Sleeve T-Shirts
- Men’s Boxers and Briefs
- Women’s Sports Bras (size 36C and up)
- Women’s Underwear
Companies and individuals interested in donating these in-kind items please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 443-703-1345.
Venable, Maryland’s largest law firm, is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm serving clients around the world. Founded in Baltimore in 1900, and headquartered in Washington, DC, Venable has offices in California, Delaware, Maryland, New York and Virginia. Venable LLP lawyers and legislative advisors serve the needs of our domestic and global clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory, and government affairs. A hallmark of the firm’s culture has been its an unwavering commitment to the welfare of the communities in which we live and work.
About Health Care for the Homeless
Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) works to prevent and end homelessness for vulnerable individuals and families by providing quality, integrated health care and promoting access to affordable housing and sustainable incomes through direct service, advocacy, and community engagement. HCH assists nearly 10,000 Marylanders at clinic sites in Baltimore City, and in Frederick, Montgomery, Harford, and Baltimore Counties. For more information, visit www.hchmd.org.
Constellation is a leading competitive retail supplier of power, natural gas and clean energy solutions for homes and businesses across the continental United States. Constellation's family of retail businesses serves approximately 2 million residential, public sector and business customers, including three-fourths of the Fortune 100. Baltimore-based Constellation is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with 2020 revenues of approximately $33 billion, and more than 30,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation's cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. Learn more at www.constellation.com or on Twitter at @ConstellationEG.