PLAINFIELD – The Duke Energy Foundation and “Together We Stand”, a veteran-focused Duke Energy employee resource group, have made a contribution of $4,000 to the American Red Cross to support Afghan evacuees temporarily housing at the Indiana National Guard’s Camp Atterbury.
“Duke Energy is, and always has been, a company focused on giving back to the communities we serve,” said Duke Energy Indiana President Stan Pinegar. “At times like these, it’s more important than ever that we extend a helping hand to our neighbors in need. We’re proud to play a small part in assisting those who’ve supported our nation through the invaluable work of the American Red Cross. ”
Afghan evacuees are temporarily residing at Camp Atterbury as part of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Operation Allies Refuge. As evacuees arrive at the military base, the American Red Cross team is providing items such as food, water, blankets, toiletries, feminine hygiene products, and baby care items. Professional medical volunteers with the Red Cross are also administering first aid. To learn more about the Red Cross’ ongoing humanitarian work for evacuees, click here.
Duke Energy is committed to supporting America’s servicemen and women. Through partnerships with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), INvets, and USO Indiana, Duke Energy gives back to Indiana’s active-duty soldiers and military veterans in communities across the state. Together We Stand, a 450-member veteran-focused employee resource group, mentors new hires and helps veterans adjust to civilian life at Duke Energy.
Duke Energy Foundation
The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to meet the needs of communities where Duke Energy customers live and work. The Foundation contributes more than $2 million annually in charitable gifts to Indiana and is funded by Duke Energy shareholder dollars. More information about the Foundation and its Powerful Communities program can be found at duke-energy.com/foundation.