Byron nuclear plant employees donate $185,000 to local charities

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BYRON, Ill. (WTVO) — Employees at the Byron Nuclear Generating Station donated more than $185,000 to local charities for the Christmas holiday.

Organizations that received the donations included Village of Progress in Oregon, Veteran’s Drop-In Center in Rockford, Pinecrest Community in Mt. Morris, Shining Star Children’s Advocacy Center in Dixon, and more.

“We have strong bonds with the communities that surround our nuclear energy facilities,” said Bryan Hanson, Exelon Nuclear chief nuclear officer. “We believe strongly in investing where we live, work and serve.”

“In the spring we were in desperate need of new shelving to update our facility, and Byron Station stepped up to help us meet that need,” said Kathy Wragg of the Polo Food Pantry. “Now they’ve brought us hundreds of non-perishable items and a monetary donation to ensure our needy families will be taken care of during the holidays. It’s a great blessing.”

Nationally, Exelon employees donated more than $4.6 million to community organizations.

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