Duke Energy Foundation Provides US$100,000 In Financial Assistance To Ohio Communities Impacted By Storm

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As Duke Energy crews continue working to restore the remaining 10,000 customers without power in the Cincinnati region, the company announced US$100,000 to support the hardest-hit areas around Goshen, where an EF2 tornado has been confirmed.

“The damage we’ve seen throughout the region and especially in Clermont County is devastating,” said Amy Spiller, president of Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky. “While our crews are working day and night to restore power, we know this is only the first part of the rebuilding process. Today, we are increasing our support in the hardest-hit areas through foundation grants, which will help these communities start to recover.”

The grants, which total US$100,000, will be distributed to the following organizations that will assist with disaster recovery and support those displaced by the storm:

  • The American Red Cross, Central & Southern Ohio
  • Clermont Seniors
  • Goshen Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association
  • Goshen Lion’s Club
  • Matthew25 Ministries
  • Miami Township Police Association
  • Team Rubicon

Damage from Wednesday’s intense storms caused approximately 104,000 power outages within the company’s Ohio and Kentucky service areas. The majority of customers should anticipate their power being restored today. Damage in the Goshen area will require much of the electric system to be rebuilt, pushing restoration into Sunday.

Duke’s donations to the communities it serves illustrate its commitment to social side of its ESG goals.