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Duke Energy Foundation awards microgrants to aid first responders

Duke Energy Foundation awards microgrants to aid first responders Duke Energy Foundation awards microgrants to aid first responders

The Duke Energy Foundation is awarding more than $175,000 in microgrants to support 47 local emergency management agencies throughout the company’s Indiana service territory. The funding is designed to help public safety agencies increase their resiliency to severe weather events and other emergencies through advanced preparation, planning, equipment and training.

Each organization will receive up to $10,000 in funding.

“At Duke Energy, we put safety first in everything we do, and we’re committed to helping our local emergency management agencies prepare to respond in any type of emergency situation,” said Stan Pinegar, president of Duke Energy Indiana. “We know that successful emergency preparedness and recovery begins and ends at the local level. We appreciate our collaborative relationships with these key organizations in the communities we serve, particularly when storms bring power lines down or an emergency occurs.”

The grants will help fund search and rescue K-9s, the installation of tornado sirens, search and rescue programs for “at-risk” individuals, volunteer training and various emergency preparedness and response programs.

During major emergencies and natural disasters, local emergency management agencies play a critical role in providing information, resources and support that Duke Energy relies on to speed power restoration for its customers.

Grants were awarded to the following emergency management agencies:

Harrison — $2,500

Crawford — $2,500

Floyd — $2,500

Washington — $2,500

Bartholomew County — $3,200

Brown County — $5,000

Carroll County — $5,000

Cass County — $2,500

City of Plainfield — $3,000

Clark County —$2,500

Clinton County — $5,000

Decatur County — $2,800

Fulton County — $2,500

Gibson County — $5,000

Greene County — $2,000

Hamilton County — $10,000

Hendricks County — $5,000

Henry County — $5,000

Howard County — $5,000

Huntington County — $5,000

Jackson County — $2,800

Jefferson County — $2,500

Jennings County — $2,800

Johnson County — $6,341

Knox County — $3,000

Lawrence — $5,000

Madison County — $3,000

Martin County — $2,000

Monroe County — $5,000

Montgomery County — $5,000

Orange — $5,000

Owen County — $5,000

Pike County — $2,000

Posey County — $2,000

Putnam County — $5,000

Rush County — $2,800

Scott County — $2,500

Shelby County — $5,000

Sullivan County — $2,000

Tippecanoe County — $5,000

Union County — $2,800

Vermillion County — $5,000

Vigo County — $5,000

Wabash County — $5,000

Warrick County — $2,000

Wayne County — $2,000

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