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Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky Makes Donation To Community Support Organizations Sept. 19, 2008

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CINCINNATI -

Three Cincinnati community support organizations received donations totaling $150,000 from Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky to assist customers   experiencing difficulty coping with the aftermath of the storm that struck the region on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008.

The Freestore Foodbank has been awarded $50,000 to support outreach programs that provide food and clothing to people in need or who have been affected by natural disasters. 

Cincinnati-Hamilton Community Action Agency and People Working Cooperatively have been awarded a total of $100,000 to be used for electrical and minor home repairs for seniors, disabled and lower-income homeowners throughout the region. 

Cincinnati-Hamilton Community Action Agency assists individuals and families with housing, emergency shelter, transportation and weatherization. People Working Cooperatively provides minor home repair and energy conservation services such as home weatherization to low-income individuals.

“The devastation from the remnants of Hurricane Ike has strained many families in our community,” said Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky President Sandra Meyer. “We hope the contributions to these organizations will help alleviate the tremendous need for food, electrical repairs and other critical necessities.”

Duke Energy’s Ohio operations deliver safe, reliable and competitively priced electricity to approximately 687,000 electric customers and natural gas service to approximately 424,000 customers.

Duke Energy’s Kentucky operations provide approximately 1,100 megawatts of safe, reliable and competitively priced electricity to more than 134,000 electric customers. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 95,000 customers in Northern Kentucky.

Duke Energy, one of the largest electric power companies in the United States, supplies and delivers electricity to approximately 4 million U.S. customers in its regulated jurisdictions. The company has approximately 35,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Midwest and the Carolinas, and natural gas distribution services in Ohio and Kentucky. In addition, Duke Energy has more than 4,000 megawatts of electric generation in Latin America, and is a joint-venture partner in a U.S. real estate company.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy 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: www.duke-energy.com.


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