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Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia VIP, a non-profit legal services agency in Philadelphia, received
a $7,500 grant from Exelon Generation for its Philadelphia LawWorks Project in December of 2009. LawWorks secures pro bono legal assistance for low-income residents in danger of losing their homes as a result of legal entanglements, as well as pro bono legal assistance for nonprofit organizations and small businesses serving low-income communities. Exelon Generation has been a longtime supporter of VIP, in conjunction with its commitment to Neighborhood Development. “We’re very pleased to support the outstanding work of the Philadelphia LawWorks Project, which is especially needed in these difficult times,” said David Ellsworth, Vice President Fuels for Exelon The grant from Exelon Generation will help VIP respond to the almost 2,000 requests for services it received in 2009. "We are proud to partner with Exelon to keep low-income homeowners in their homes," stated Sara Woods, Executive Director of Philadelphia VIP. "Exelon has a long history of giving back to the community and their investment will have a direct impact right here in Philadelphia." VIP will continue to keep low-income homeowners in their homes, reducing the number of people made homeless through foreclosure and tangled title. VIP will also ensure small business owners’ ability to provide employment opportunities, generate tax revenues and anchor low-income communities by securing critical pro bono legal services. In addition, with the grant from Exelon, VIP will help nonprofit organizations, start-up organizations and community groups pursue projects serving low-income neighborhoods to assist in the development and
Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono in Philadelphia, was founded in 1981 by the Philadelphia
Bar Association and Community Legal Services to meet the legal needs of low-income Philadelphians by recruiting and training attorneys to provide pro bono legal services. Today, VIP’s diverse volunteers serve more than 1,800 clients annually with legal issues that affect basic human needs.
Exelon Corporation is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities with approximately $19 billion
in annual revenues. The company has one of the industry’s largest portfolios of electricity generation capacity, with a nationwide reach and strong positions in the Midwest and Mid- Atlantic. Exelon distributes electricity to approximately 5.4 million customers in northern Illinois and southeastern Pennsylvania and natural gas to approximately 485,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. Exelon is headquartered in Chicago and trades on the NYSE under the ticker Sara Woods, Esq., Executive Director | 215-523-9550 | [email protected] |


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