The Duke Energy Foundation and âTogether We Stand,â a veteran-focused resource group of Duke Energy employees, donated $ 4,000 to the American Red Cross to support Afghan evacuees temporarily housed at Camp Atterbury of the Indiana National Guard.
âDuke Energy is, and always has been, a company focused on getting back to the communities we serve,â said Stan Pinegar, president of Duke Energy Indiana. âAt times like these, it is more important than ever to reach out to our neighbors in need. We are proud to play a small role in helping those who have supported our nation through the invaluable work of the American Red Cross. “
Afghan evacuees temporarily reside at Camp Atterbury as part of the US Department of Defense’s Operation Allies Refuge. When the evacuees arrive at the military base, the American Red Cross team provides items such as food, water, blankets, toiletries, feminine hygiene products and toiletries. baby care. Professional medical volunteers from the Red Cross also administer first aid. To learn more about the ongoing humanitarian action of the Red Cross in favor of the evacuees, click here.
Duke Energy is committed to supporting the US military. Through partnerships with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), INvets and USO Indiana, Duke Energy gives back to active duty soldiers and Indiana military veterans in communities across the state. Together We Stand, a 450-member veteran-focused employee resource group, mentors new hires and helps veterans adjust to civilian life at Duke Energy.
Duke Energy Foundation
The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to meet the needs of the communities where Duke Energy customers live and work. The Foundation gives over $ 2 million annually in charitable donations to Indiana and is funded by money from Duke Energy shareholders.