United Way of Greater Cincinnati and Duke Energy Partner to Directly Serve Northern Kentucky Families

Duke Energy contributed $150,000 for the initiative, with United Way generously matching those amounts, to provide direct relief to 1,000 Northern Kentucky families in need.
January 24, 2023
Duke Energy and UWGC partner to provide direct relief to NKy. families

UPDATE: As of March 9, 2023, all funds have been distributed and this initiative is closed. On behalf of our community, United Way thanks Duke Energy for helping to provide quick relief for 1,000 households in Northern Kentucky experiencing financial challenges.

CINCINNATI (Jan. 24, 2023) – Duke Energy and United Way of Greater Cincinnati are collaborating to provide financial assistance that will directly serve Northern Kentucky families.

Duke Energy is contributing $150,000 for the initiative, with United Way generously matching that amount. In all, $300,000 will be disbursed locally into the Northern Kentucky community. This will allow for direct support to 1,000 households experiencing financial challenges. 

Moira Weir, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Greater Cincinnati, said Duke Energy’s generous collaboration will deliver much-needed relief to residents in Northern Kentucky with low-to-moderate incomes who are facing hardship.

“With Duke Energy’s support, we are able to help fill gaps for families in Northern Kentucky who need temporary help,” Weir said. “This is another example of how the strong partnership between United Way and Duke Energy lifts families in our communities when they need help most.”

“We are mindful that many of our customers continue to be impacted by these challenging economic times,” said Amy Spiller, President, Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky. “Our hope is through this partnership with United Way, we can reach those who may be unable to find financial help elsewhere. This is part of our ongoing commitment to giving back to the communities we serve.”

Residents in Northern Kentucky can call 211 – the United Way Helpline – to learn more. Priority will be given to households that are unable to access or don’t qualify for other financial assistance programs or benefits.

Any family experiencing challenges can call 211 to connect with resources in the community.

About United Way of Greater Cincinnati

With its dedicated donors, staff and partners, United Way of Greater Cincinnati brings new voices and solutions to decades-old challenges so more families in our community thrive.

As the community catalyst, UWGC drives change through investments, influence and filling gaps in services to create lasting change for families today and for future generations.

UWGC does this by focusing on six investment portfolios: Housing First, NextGen Success, Equitable Economic Mobility, Improved Prevention/Stronger Communities, Ready Kids/Resilient Families and Responding to Community Needs.

Learn more about UWGC’s work underway in nine counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana and how you can be part of our collective community impact at UWGC.org. #LiveUnited

About Duke Energy

Duke Energy Ohio/Kentucky, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, provides electric service to 880,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in a 3,000-square-mile service area, and natural gas service to 550,000 customers in a 2,650-square-mile service area, in Ohio and Kentucky.

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of America’s largest energy holding companies. Its electric utilities serve 8.2 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, and collectively own 50,000 megawatts of energy capacity. Its natural gas unit serves 1.6 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. The company employs 28,000 people.

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