News Release
Dec. 05, 2002


CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Duke Energy Foundation today contributed $50,000 to the American Red Cross for winter storm relief efforts in the Duke Power electric service territory in North Carolina and South Carolina.


The most damaging storm ever to affect the Duke Power service area has resulted in 1.2 million outages – half of the company’s total customer base.  These outages will require several days and many efforts to make full restoration.


In addition, because of the storm restoration efforts, Duke Energy canceled their employee holiday celebration event scheduled for today in Charlotte. Food from the event was donated to the area Red Cross shelters.


  Duke Energy is a diversified multinational energy company with an integrated network of energy assets and expertise. The company manages a dynamic portfolio of natural gas and electric supply, delivery and trading businesses – meeting the energy needs of customers throughout North America and in key markets around the world. Duke Energy, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available on the Internet at:


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