LG&E, KU, ODP powering communities forward
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LOUISVILLE – Creating, establishing and maintaining resources to address community needs and empower residents can be a challenge without the right support. Because Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company know how difficult it can be, the utilities are lending a helping hand — contributing $7 million in annual assistance across their service territories in Kentucky and in Virginia, where KU operates as ODP.
As part of LG&E and KU’s annual contributions from the utilities; from the LG&E and KU Foundation for its most vulnerable customers and community grants; and from the charitable giving of more than 3,200 employees, LG&E and KU are boosting the efforts of hundreds of organizations, agencies and programs that are working to move the needle in areas vital to helping communities thrive.
“In addition to providing the safe, reliable energy service we know our customers depend on, enhancing quality of life in every place we do business is at the top of our list,” said Vice President of Communications and Corporate Responsibility Chris Whelan. “We do this by supporting efforts to help our customers facing financial challenges; by empowering businesses across the Bluegrass; by supporting the inclusivity of all people and diversity among suppliers; and by fostering programs that generate interest in STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, the arts and math) and professions.”
Along with assistance to a variety of non-profit organizations, community events, educational and environmental initiatives and health and human services efforts, LG&E and KU center much of their focus on assistance programs. These include the utilities’ third-party heating assistance programs, Winterhelp (LG&E), WinterCare (KU) and WinterShare (ODP) as well as community ministries, shelters, food pantries and other critical services – which have seen unprecedented need.
LG&E and KU’s annual giving builds upon a legacy of community outreach established by the utilities throughout their more than one hundred years of service across more than 90 counties in Kentucky and five counties in Virginia.
To learn more about how the utilities are empowering the communities they serve, visit lge-ku.com/community.