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Duke Energy donates $15K to Red Cross storm relief

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Duke Energy announced Monday that they will donate $15,000 to the American Red Cross from the Duke Energy Foundation.

The money is to help with storm relief after the recent winter weather across the state.

In the wake of the storm, the Red Cross opened shelters to provide relief to displaced families.

“We’re appreciative of the Red Cross’s partnership in responding to the intense blow this month’s storm dealt the Triad region,” said Davis Montgomery, Duke Energy district manager for the Greensboro area. “The Red Cross provided an incredible service by offering food and shelter for our neighbors in need.”

The funds will be directed to the Red Cross’s Heart of Carolina Region benefiting Guilford, Alamance, Davidson, Randolph, Davie, Alleghanay, Ashe, Avery Caswell, Forsyth, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin counties.

6 comments

  • FaithC

    I am glad they have donated the money, but I find myself questioning their motives. Are they doing this to look good in the public eye and to try to have people forget about the coal ash spill?
    Well whatever the reason I am sure it will help. I would like to know where I could see information as to exactly how much was spent and for what?

  • NobodyAtAll

    Well that was very nice of them but also very cheap of them..$15000 for 16 counties and all of those within..That’s about equivelant as to giving a starving family a M&M..

    • Mr. Papageorgio

      Pissin’ in the ocean. Duke power customers will no doubt pay for this as the will the Dan river clean up. Duke power doesn’t care, it’s no money out of their pockets.

  • NP

    Duke Energy uses its consumers to pick up the tab for these “charitable” expenses… Which CEO donated out of his own pocket to make a difference?! –Not one!
    Duke–please do not think that the people are not aware that ALL of these expenses are being added into our monthly statements. Wasnt the reason for the initial price hikes to revamp Duke’s cleaner energy solutions?! In the end, not one thing has actually been realized to PRODUCE these cleaner energy sources–only damage to an entire ecosystem in NC. WE NEED TO FIGHT BACK-stop accepting the abuse! Rally anyone?!

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