FARMERSBURG, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Duke Energy has announced thousands of dollars in donations to Indiana non-profit organizations responding to areas affected by recent severe weather.
The Duke Energy Foundation will distribute $120,000 in grants to a variety of organizations offering assistance following the severe weather that hit Indiana between March 31 and April 1.
“Severe weather can be devasting for a community,” said Duke Energy Indiana President Stan Pinegar. “It happens with little warning but can have long-term effects. Cleanup and restoration from the recent storms will take months, but these are strong communities that will rebound. This is a time of great need, and these organizations are delivering a critical service.”
Groups getting funds related to Sullivan County include;
- Red Cross of Evansville – $50,000
- For relief in Sullivan, Johnson, Morgan, and Monroe Counties including providing shelters, mobile feeding operations, mental health counseling, and funds for displaced residents.
- Wabash Community Foundation – $25,000
- For the foundation’s Emergency and Disaster Relief Fund in Sullivan County, which supports immediate and long-term recovery efforts.
- Salvation Army of Sullivan County – $20,000
- For the Salvation Army’s efforts in delivering meals to more than 1,200 individuals affected by the storm as well as replenishing supplies of blankets and pillows.
- Our Fathers Arms Food Pantry – $10,000
- For the repair of the organization’s building damaged in the storm as well as efforts to provide food and basic needs to those affected.
- Sullivan County EMA – $10,000
- For the purchase of additional PPE including hats, vests, gloves, and radios.
Other groups benefiting from the grants include; Churches in Mission (Morgan Co.), Community Service Center of Morgan County, and the United Way (Johnson County).
Separately, Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions is also contributing $25,000 to a west central Indiana community where it operates.