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Global Service Event Part of the Duke Energy Brand

Delila FisherEach spring, Duke Energy’s Global Service Event (GSE) encourages volunteerism and teamwork by helping employees identify, plan and execute projects that make a difference in their communities. 2007 was the 10th year of GSE – and the volunteer event has become an integral part of our company’s brand.

During the 2007 GSE, more than 4,500 employees tackled 500 projects in 156 communities, benefiting 376 different nonprofits. To put this into perspective, Duke Energy volunteers dedicated the equivalent of seven working years – roughly 15,000 hours – to community service projects.

Volunteerism and service to community continues after retirement. In 2007, Duke Energy retirees in our 23 chapters volunteered an estimated 245,000 hours to support hundreds of charitable projects.