Duke Energy and United Way of Greater Cincinnati are partnering to bring welcome relief from the heat to those in need.
As the summer heat continues, Duke Energy and United Way of Greater Cincinnati are partnering to bring welcome relief to those in need. Duke Energy is providing a $25,000 grant to buy fans for area older adults, low-income residents and people with disabilities. United Way will administer the program, distributing funds to non-profit agencies that serve the needs of those populations.
“We are pleased to be able to help our communities and those in need with this gift,” said Jim Henning, president, Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky. “We know that when the heat and humidity are up, we can help to provide some relief through this effort along with our strong partnership with United Way of Greater Cincinnati.”
By dialing 2-1-1 for fan distribution resources, individuals can reach United Way 211, United Way’s 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week health and social services information and referral helpline. Fans will be available in Duke Energy’s service territory of Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky.
“Duke Energy continues to demonstrate its support of the Bold Goals for Our Region through both its ongoing annual contribution as one of our Top 25 companies and through its willingness to help meet this critical summer need,” says Rob Reifsnyder, United Way president. “This generous donation aligns with our focus on healthy lives, as it helps alleviate health and safety concerns for people seeking relief and lacking fans."