OSWEGO, N.Y., June 21, 2010 â€“ Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG) today announced its continued sponsorship of Oswego Countyâ€™s Call-N-Ride service. CENG has donated $22,000 to continue the service, which is operated by Oswego County Opportunities, and supported through grants, advocacy and oversight by both the Vision Network and ARISE.
â€œConstellation Energy Nuclear Group prides itself on being an engaged member of the community and is very pleased to provide funds which will allow the Call-N-Ride service to continue,â€ said Sam Belcher, vice president of Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station. â€œWithout this service many of our neighbors would be denied the ability to maintain their independence. CENG is honored to provide this resource to those who need a helping hand.â€
Call-N-Ride is a curb-to-curb transportation service primarily used by the elderly and those with special needs. The Call-N-Ride service can be used for medical, social or personal business.
â€œConstellation Energy Nuclear Group first provided support in 2005 when the program was in jeopardy, but has more than doubled their funding over the years.Â They are the largest private contributor to the service.Â Without Constellation Energy Nuclear Group’s support, it is unlikely that the Call-N-Ride service would continue,â€ said Sabine Ingerson, director, Oswego satellite office for ARISE.
“The Call-N-Ride Service is a Godsend for individuals who are no longer able to drive but still want to be active in the community,â€ said Laura Smith, President of the Oswego County Visually Impaired.
The Call-N-Ride program began serving Oswego County in August of 2000. CENG first provided support in 2005 when continued operation of the program was in jeopardy and has since been the chief contributor to the service. For further information or to make reservations for Call-N-Ride, call 1-877-484-3287.
About Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, LLC
Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, LLC, (CENG),Â headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is a strategic joint venture of Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG) and EDF Group. CENG owns and operates three generating stations, Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, in Lusby, MD.; R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in Ontario, N.Y and Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station in Scriba, N.Y. The 2009 annual electricity production was more than 32 million megawatt-hours, meeting the energy needs of 2.5 million homes. CENG has approximately 2,800 employees.