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Duke Energy Kicks off Share the Warmth Campaign in the Carolinas Dec. 9, 2009

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -

As colder weather and the holidays approach, Duke Energy Carolinas is kicking off its annual Share the Warmth campaign to help people who need assistance paying for their winter heating bills.
 
In the 2008-09 campaign, Duke Energy contributed more than $3 million to Share the Warmth in the Carolinas, including

  • Customer contributions of almost $700,000.
  • Matching funds from the Duke Energy Foundation. Duke Energy matches all customer contributions to the program up to $500,000.
  • Funds from Duke Energy’s Bulk Power Marketing Group, working through the Foundation for the Carolinas and AdvanceSC.

“We know many people in our service territory are still struggling in these economic times, and we’re hearing from local assistance agencies that the needs are greater than ever,” said Brett Carter, president of Duke Energy Carolinas. “Share the Warmth is an easy way for all of us to help our neighbors and friends who need it, because no one should be cold this winter or have to choose between a warm home and other necessities.”

Share the Warmth began in 1985. Since then, Duke Energy and its customers have contributed in excess of $31 million to more than 80 local agencies in North Carolina and South Carolina. One hundred percent of the donated funds are given to local agencies for distribution to families and individuals. (A list of agencies is attached.)

In November, Duke Energy Carolinas included information in customer bills describing the Share the Warmth program and how to participate. All contributions are tax deductible and 100 percent of the contributions go directly to the participating agencies. Funds are provided through March, when the heating season ends.

Additional information on Share the Warmth and how to make a donation is available at http://www.duke-energy.com/community/programs/share-the-warmth.asp.

Customer contributions can be mailed to:

Share the Warmth Fund
The Duke Energy Foundation
PO Box 35469
Charlotte, NC 28254-3429

Duke Energy's Carolinas operations include nuclear, coal-fired, natural gas and hydroelectric generation. That diverse fuel mix provides nearly 19,000 net megawatts of electricity to approximately 2.4 million electric customers in a 22,000-square-mile service area of North Carolina and South Carolina.

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: http://www.duke-energy.com/.


Share the Warmth agencies
North Carolina

County

Agency

Alamance

United Way of Alamance County North Carolina Inc.

Alexander

Christian Crisis Center

Buncombe

Interfaith Assistance Ministry, Inc.

Burke

Burke United Christian Ministries Inc.

East Burke Christian Ministries

Cabarrus

Cabarrus Cooperative Christian Ministry Inc.

Caldwell

Caldwell County Yokefellow Inc.

South Caldwell Christian Ministries

Caswell

Caswell County Parish Inc.

Catawba

Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry Inc.

Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry

The Salvation Army – Hickory

Cherokee

Cherokee County Department of Social Services

Clay

Clay County Department of Social Services

Cleveland

Greater Cleveland Co. Baptist Association Inc.

Davidson

The Salvation Army – Thomasville/Lexington

South Davidson Family Resource Center Inc.

Davie

Davie County Department of Social Services

Durham

Durham Co. Department of Social Services

Forsyth

Crisis Control Ministry Inc.

Moravian Church in America Southern Province

Gaston

Crisis Assistance Ministry of Christians and Jews

Graham

Graham County Department of Social Services

Granville

First Baptist Church of Creedmoor

Guilford

Open Door Ministries of High Point Inc.

Greensboro Urban Ministry

Henderson

Interfaith Assistance Ministry, Inc.

Iredell

Mooresville Area Christian Mission Inc.

Harmony Ministerial Association

Jackson

Jackson County Department of Social Services

Lincoln

Christian Ministry of Lincoln County Inc.

East Lincoln Christian Ministry Inc.

Macon

Macon County Care Network

McDowell

Maxwell M. Corpening, Jr. Foundation

Mecklenburg

Crisis Assistance Ministry

Matthews Help Center

Orange

Inter-Faith Council for Social Services

Orange Congregations in Missions

Polk

Thermal Belt Outreach Ministries

Randolph

Randleman Friends Meeting

Rockingham

Co-operative Christian Ministries

The Salvation Army – Reidsville

Rowan

Rowan Helping Ministries

The Salvation Army – Salisbury

Rutherford

Yokefellow Service Center

Stanly

Stanly Community Christian Ministry Inc.

Stokes

The Salvation Army – Stokes County Service Unit

Surry

The Salvation Army – Mount Airy

Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministry Inc.

Swain

Swain County Department of Social Services

Transylvania

Transylvania Christian Ministry Inc.

Union

Union Crisis Assistance Ministry Inc.

Wilkes

Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission Inc.

Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministry Inc.

Yadkin

The Salvation Army – Yadkin County Service Unit

Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministry Inc.

South Carolina

County

Agency

Abbeville

United Christian Ministries of Abbeville

Anderson

Anderson Interfaith Ministries Inc.

The Salvation Army – Anderson

Cherokee

Iron City Ministries

Chester

GRASP

The Salvation Army – Chester

Fairfield

GRASP

Greenville

Golden Strip Emergency Relief & Resource Agency

United Ministries

The Salvation Army – Greenville

Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources Inc. (SHARE)

Greer Relief and Resources Agency

Greenwood

The Salvation Army – Greenwood

Lancaster

HOPE in Lancaster Inc.

KARE

Laurens

United Ministries of Clinton

Newberry

Interfaith Community Services of Newberry County

Oconee

Oconee A.I.D. Association

Pickens

Clemson Community Care Inc.

United Christian Ministries

Spartanburg

Greater Spartanburg Ministries Inc.

Total Ministries of Spartanburg County

Piedmont Community Actions Inc.

The Salvation Army – Spartanburg

Greer Relief and Resources Agency

Helping Hands Ministries of Woodruff Inc.

York

Fort Mill Care Center Inc.

PATH Inc.

Clover Area Assistance Center Inc.

 


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