PLAINFIELD, Ind. – For more than 10 years, Duke Energy employees at Vermillion county’s Cayuga Generating Station have raised money for an annual contribution to a charitable nonprofit organization to which they are connected.
The funds are raised through an online auction, with auction items donated by plant employees and key vendors.
This year, the employees voted to donate $10,000 to the Riley Children’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis.
“We are so grateful to the employees and vendors of the Duke Energy Cayuga Generating Station for coming together to support Riley kids and their families,” said Alane Helmer, the hospital’s assistant vice president for corporate and foundation giving. “Their combined generosity will bring hope to the thousands of families cared for at Riley Hospital for Children, including high-risk pregnant mothers and their babies.”
“The members of Cayuga Station’s Duke Energy In Action committee nominated several nonprofit organizations to receive the donation,” said Rick Burger, Duke Energy community relations manager in Indiana for Vermillion County. “Several employees mentioned children or grandchildren who had received treatment at Riley, so giving the money to the hospital’s foundation was an easy choice.”