Duke Energy Foundation gives away over $82,000 in grants


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Duke Energy Foundation gave away almost $83,000 dollars worth of grant money Wednesday afternoon.

The Duke Energy Powerful Communities Grant money was split between Owen, Clay, Knox and Parke Counties and will fund trails, parks and a few new programs.

In Clay County, the money will go toward three new projects, a Clay County Indiana Native Tree trail, a native pollinator planting community and a recycling day which will take place in April 2020 at the Clay County 4-H fairgrounds.

Duke Energy said the ability to reward community members for taking initiative is a major benefit for the entire community.

“With Duke Energy I think it’s always been important for us to give back to our communities,” said Kurt Phegly, Government and Community Relations for Duke Energy. “To make our communities more vibrant, stronger. So I think that’s just a community partnership.”

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