SMECO Check Presentation

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SMECO Check Presentation

December 29, 2016

In 2016, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) employees held two fundraising events and donated the proceeds to Melwood’s Operation: Tohidu. The events, “SMECO 75 Bike Ride” and “SMECO Annual Charity Golf Outing”, raised a total of $53,475.95 and were supported by a group of volunteers, vendors, and the SMECO executive team. On December 7th, SMECO representatives presented Melwood’s President & CEO, Cari DeSantis with this very generous donation.

Thank you, SMECO, for your collaborative and generous efforts to help raise funds for Operation: Tohidu.

Group of 5ive people posing for picture

Pictured from left: Denise Chalmers, SMECO Senior Buyer; Natalie Cotton, SMECO Community & Public Affairs Director; Austin J. Slater, Jr., SMECO President and CEO; Cari DeSantis, Melwood President & CEO; Walt Gillette, Director of Development, Melwood Veterans Services.

About Melwood

Melwood is one of the largest employers of people with disabilities in the country, employing more than 1,600 workers – nearly 1,000 of whom are people with disabilities. Melwood offers job placement, job training, life skills for independence, and support services to more than 2,500 people each year in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Melwood also has an inclusive summer camp program for children and provides employment and support services to veterans and active-duty military members who have experienced service-related trauma or injury. For more information, visit

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