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Duke Energy provides $34,000 in grants to support Hoosier veterans and active-duty service members

PLAINFIELD, Ind., Nov. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Duke Energy Foundation is awarding $34,000 in grants to seven Indiana organizations and initiatives focused on supporting Hoosier military veterans and active-duty service members. The grants support a wide range of veteran-serving organizations across the state, including those working to provide civilian career pathways, transitional housing and health care services for those who've served in America's armed forces.

"Duke Energy is, and always has been, a company focused on giving back to the communities we serve," said Stan Pinegar, president of Duke Energy Indiana. "On the heels of Veterans Day, we're proud to extend our support to organizations across Indiana that are delivering care and services to those who've answered the call to serve."

Liberty Place is one organization receiving funding through the Duke Energy Foundation. The New Albany-based nonprofit will use the funds to support southern Indiana veterans facing or experiencing homelessness by offering them a safe place to live while they get back on their feet. Residents at the center are offered a secure room of their own, along with meals, toiletries and around-the-clock support staff.

"We're committed to doing all we can to pay it forward to those who've served our country," said Kelley Troutman, executive director of Liberty Place. "It can be difficult for veterans to reintegrate into society when they come home from serving. Having the stability of a place to live allows them to regain their footing and make plans for the next chapter of their lives."

Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

Click here to learn more about the ways Duke Energy supports transitioning service members and veterans.

Duke Energy Indiana

Duke Energy Indiana, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), provides about 6,300 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 880,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, making it Indiana's largest electric supplier.

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.

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SOURCE Duke Energy

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