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Duke Energy Distributes ‘Storm Preparedness Kit’


Volunteers from Duke Energy joined other organisations in training senior citizens and children to face disasters.

Dailycsr.com – 17 July 2019 – Duke Energy entered in a recent collaboration with “local community groups” for collecting and distributing “storm preparedness kit” to nearly four thousand senior residents of Florida counted among the “most vulnerable” ones. In 2018, a pilot stage of the programme was launched in the Pinellas County through “Meals on Wheels program” which reached out to thousand “homebound seniors”, following this, the programme was expanded all over the state.
Duke Energy Foundation in collaboration with “several community organisations” funded these “storm preparedness kits” featuring twenty items which might come in handy “during and after a storm”. These include “first aid kits, whistles, flashlights, batteries, blankets, personal-sized fans, wet wipes and records for pertinent storm safety and medical information”, informed Duke Energy.
Around hundred fifty volunteers from Duke Energy and its partners worked to gather these four thousand kits and distributed them in senior residents while also giving a “presentation on storm safety” at “congregate dining locations” while also reaching out to “Meals on Wheels recipients in Citrus, Gilchrist, Pinellas, and Highlands Counties”, and “income-qualified residents through existing food distribution sites in the Tarpon Springs and Lealman communities”.
Here are the names of the organisations, as mentioned by Duke Energy with whom the volunteers from Duke Energy worked tirelessly: “Pinellas County Emergency Management, Citrus County Emergency Management, Gilchrist County Emergency Management, Highlands County Emergency Management, Citrus Friends of the Community Centers, Highlands Nu-Hope Elder Care Services, The Dream Center, Neighborly Care Network, Pinellas County Community Health Clinics, Senior Citizens Council of Madison County, Trenton Community Center and AARP”.
In fact, Duke Energy extended its help to prepare for “storm and other disasters” beyond the senior resident category. The EPIC, meaning “Emergency Preparedness in Children”, Day Camp ran for a week, whereby Duke Energy Foundation became a support. The said project was of the “Highlands County 4-H and the Highlands County Emergency Management” which reached out to the youth of Highlands County to prepare them for surviving in a disaster like “a hurricane, tornado or fire”.