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Duke Energy Foundation Donates $90,000 to Help Beat the Heat in Indiana


Duke Energy is collaborating with local non-profit organizations to provide relief to residents in need during the summer heat. The Duke Energy Foundation has donated over $90,000 to 15 organizations across the state to help purchase and distribute fans to older adults and low-income households.
Stan Pinegar, president of Duke Energy Indiana, said that August brings some of the warmest days of the year and a simple fan can make a difference in avoiding heat-related illnesses and providing comfort to senior and low-income customers. Grants were awarded to organizations such as Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs, Good Samaritan Network, Heart of Indiana United Way, and many others.
Duke Energy also supports its customers in need through its Share the Light Fund®, which has provided over $2.4 million of financial assistance to Indiana customers struggling to pay their energy bills over the last five years. The company works with the Indiana Community Action Association to distribute funds to qualifying customers to help pay energy bills, deposits, and reconnection/connection charges.
Customers can receive up to a $300 credit annually on their account. Individuals should contact their local community action agency to see if they are eligible. The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to meet the needs of communities where Duke Energy customers live and work, contributing more than $2 million annually in charitable gifts to Indiana. Duke Energy Indiana is a subsidiary of Duke Energy and provides about 6,600 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 890,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, making it Indiana’s largest electric supplier.