FARMERSBURG, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — With temperatures ratcheting up this week throughout the state, and many organizations opening cooling centers, The Duke Energy Foundation has announced a donation to multiple organizations and agencies aimed at helping folks stay cool.

The foundation will be donating more than $90,000 to 15 organizations across the state to allow the purchase and distribution of fans to older adults and low-income households.

“Indiana summers can be extremely hot, with August bringing some of the warmest days of the year,” said Stan Pinegar, president of Duke Energy Indiana. “A simple fan can make a difference in avoiding heat-related illnesses and provide our senior and low-income customers with some comfort when temperatures rise.”

Locally, the United Way of the Wabash Valley was given $10,000 for the program, the United Way of Knox County received $5,000, and the Western Indiana Community Action Agency was given $2,000.

Across the state Duke said they donated these amounts to the following organizations;

  • Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs – $8,000
  • Good Samaritan Network – $5,000
  • Heart of Indiana United Way – $2,500
  • Henry County Community Foundation – $2,500
  • Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation – $5,000
  • Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County – $1,000
  • Johnson County Senior Services – $5,000
  • Ohio Valley Opportunities – $20,000
  • Salvation Army, Princeton – $5,000
  • Salvation Army, Shelbyville – $5,000
  • South Central Community Action Program – $5,000
  • United Way of Knox County – $5,000
  • United Way Serving Howard and Tipton Counties – $10,000
  • United Way of the Wabash Valley – $10,000
  • Western Indiana Community Action Agency – $2,000