Briefing

December 29, 2009

Free legal consultation available for homeowners

Homeowners who are in trouble on their mortgages or worried that they will get behind in the future can get a free legal consultation at a Jan. 10 foreclosure solutions workshop. The event, sponsored by nonprofits and staffed by attorneys, is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 5700 Park Heights Ave. in Baltimore. Homeowners should pre-register by Jan. 6 by calling 410-466-1990, x0.

- Jamie Smith Hopkins

Constellation charitable foundation gets $36 million

Constellation Energy Group announced Monday a $36 million contribution by Electricite de France to the company's foundation.

The donation fulfills a commitment made within the nuclear joint venture agreement with the French company, which closed in November. In addition, Constellation will increase its charitable giving to one percent or more of its annual operating income, according to the announcement.

The Constellation Energy Group Foundation supports programs and makes grants to nonprofit organizations in four focus areas: energy, education, economic growth and the environment.

- Liz F. Kay

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