Melissa Agnew and her family were on the brink, but help found its way to them
She didn’t want to ask for help. All her life, Melissa Agnew promised herself if she ever had kids, she would give them a better childhood than the one she had, that they wouldn’t know poverty like she did, that they wouldn’t have to wonder, like she did, whether their father had spent the rent money on addiction.
Agnew believed she had left all that back in her hometown of New Haven, Conn., when she packed up with her two-year-old daughter in 1991 and moved to Charlotte, land of warmer weather and hope. A friend who’d relocated to the area suggested the city to her.
From hydro plants to solar farms and the power poles in between, Duke Energy employees are finding innovative ways to make the energy they deliver cleaner and more reliable. Since 2005, Duke Energy has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 31 percent, and by 2030, the company aims to reach a 40 percent reduction.
Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving during which individuals, families and communities come together to donate their time or money to a worthy cause. Giving back to the communities in which we live and work is an integral part of Duke Energy's commitment to our customers – on #GivingTuesday and every day of the year.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., November 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Duke Energy Florida is granting more than $343,000 to 10 nonprofit organizations throughout the state to restore and protect the natural environment for future generations to enjoy.
11 organizations will benefit from environmental grants
CHARLOTTE, N.C., November 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Duke Energy is providing more than $1.1 million to support 11 North Carolina environmental nonprofit organizations to preserve, protect and enhance natural heritage across the state.
"North Carolina is home to some of the nation's most beautiful and treasured natural resources," said Stephen De May, Duke Energy's North Carolina president. "We are proud to support initiatives that protect wildlife and natural resources and encourage people to enjoy and care for their surrounding environment."
Ex-Marine from Ohio is training to become a lineworker
Wayne Hambrick worked a couple of jobs after a back injury ended his career in the Marines. But he hadn’t found what he was looking for – until he got a position working outside in sometimes difficult conditions with long hours.
Hambrick joined the Marines when he was 21. It happened to be a natural fit, with plenty of his relatives having served in the military, including a grandfather who was a POW in Korea.