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Duke Energy Caps Off Monthlong Effort to Fight Hunger With Nearly $150,000 in 'surcee' Grants to South Carolina Community Agencies

Summary: 
  • Company’s focus on food insecurities and inequities gave $250,000 to nearly 50 feeding programs across state in November.

  • Surprise funding will help smaller agencies keep food pantries stocked.

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  • Company’s focus on food insecurities and inequities gave $250,000 to nearly 50 feeding programs across state in November.

  • Surprise funding will help smaller agencies keep food pantries stocked.

Duke Energy Native American Employees Share Culture, Deepen Connections

New employee resource group at Duke Energy promotes inclusivity, raises awareness
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First Peoples. Those two words hold meaning for many Native Americans, especially in November. The words are a connection to their identity and culture that has lasted hundreds of years.

This November, Duke Energy employees are launching an Indigenous people’s employee resource group (ERG) during Native American Heritage Month to strengthen the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Why Don Hamilton Lives a Fully Charged Life

Hamilton advocates for Duke Energy about the benefits of EVs, electrification and sustainability
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by Jason Lockard

You won’t find any gas cans in Donald Hamilton’s garage at his home in Surf City, N.C. From an electric lawnmower to a Tesla Model 3, he is committed to electrification.

As Duke Energy’s North Carolina electric transportation manager supporting EV adoption and electrification infrastructure projects, he’s made a career out of this commitment.

After Car Wreck, Collin Humphrey Faced Adversity and Persevered

Duke Energy customer service representative is motivated to achieve
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by Phyllis A. Fair, illumination Contributor

Collin Humphrey was only 17 when it happened.

A car wreck paralyzed him, so Humphrey did what a lot of people with disabilities do. He adapted his physical condition to the physical environment and moved forward.

“After my car accident, I had two options – give up or get motivated to achieve what I was told was the impossible,” he said. “I quickly learned that giving up was not a possibility when you want something bad enough.”

This Team Helps Customers Find Energy Bill Assistance

A team that started during the pandemic provides personalized energy counseling to the most vulnerable customers
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Every year, Ginny Harper visits more than 1,500 senior citizens in the Charlotte area to help them apply for energy assistance. As the community program coordinator for the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services Energy Team, she wants to make it easier for the most vulnerable residents to get help especially since their needs have grown because of COVID-19.

“I'd rather go to them in the cold or rain,” Harper said, “as opposed to them having to venture out to us.”

Duke Energy Commits Nearly $250,000 in Monthlong Effort to Fight Hunger in South Carolina

Summary: 
  • Each week in November, company will focus on one or more of nearly 50 feeding programs receiving support.

  • This week’s highlighted nonprofits – FoodShare South Carolina and Mill Village Farms – provide fresh food boxes across state.

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  • Each week in November, company will focus on one or more of nearly 50 feeding programs receiving support.

  • This week’s highlighted nonprofits – FoodShare South Carolina and Mill Village Farms – provide fresh food boxes across state.

Duke Energy launches Sustainable Financing Framework to Fund Clean Energy Transition

New framework aligns with company’s ESG priorities.
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Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) is launching a new framework that will help attract billions of dollars of investments in eligible green and social projects to drive the company’s clean energy transition – the most ambitious in the industry.

Duke Energy’s new Sustainable Financing Framework defines the investment areas aligned to the company’s clean energy strategy, further enabling it to issue green and sustainability bonds, loans or other financing instruments.

Her Mission: Plant Trees to Ensure City's Future

How Duke Energy is supporting the environment by helping Jane Myers and TreesCharlotte
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With the help of thousands of volunteers, TreesCharlotte has planted 42,481 trees since the nonprofit launched in 2012. But keeping Charlotte’s tree canopy healthy will require much more than volunteers with shovels and saplings.

It takes a city.

As the new executive director of TreesCharlotte, Jane Myers said an important part of her mission will be to educate residents and corporations about why trees are so vital to our lives – and to our future.

The Making of a Solar Site

This crew in Cleveland County, NC, is building a solar site that can provide more than 12,000 homes with carbon-free energy
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Michael McDonald wakes up every day at 4:30 a.m. to make it to his construction site by 6. As one of the foremen at Duke Energy’s Broad River Solar project in Cleveland County, N.C., he supports the site superintendent by making sure the 130-person team has the equipment and tools they need and leading the crews who install solar panels.

The 50-megawatt solar installation can power 12,500 homes, and it’s the latest of many that McDonald has built since starting his career in solar construction in 2010.

Duke Energy Commits Nearly $500,000 in Grants to Organizations That Preserve, Enhance South Carolina's Natural Resources

Summary: 
  • 16 organizations receive funding from Duke Energy Foundation.

  • Funding will benefit organizations supporting environmental projects and programs that improve access to nature for underserved communities.

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  • 16 organizations receive funding from Duke Energy Foundation.

  • Funding will benefit organizations supporting environmental projects and programs that improve access to nature for underserved communities.

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