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Duke Energy donates $100,000 to firefighters battling wildfires

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The Duke Energy Foundation announced a donation of $100,000 to firefighters battling against the devastating wildfires in western North Carolina and South Carolina.

“These men and women are on the front lines protecting our communities. We are glad to make this contribution to aid their ongoing efforts.” President of Duke Energy Foundation, Shawn Health, said.

Duke Energy said they are donating $75,000 to the Western North Carolina Firefighters Association to help fire departments replace equipment and supplies depleted through wildfire response.

They stated they are donating $25,000 to the South Carolina State Firefighter’s Foundation to help those fire agencies that have been responding to fires in South Carolina.

“This kind of support from our community partners is always instrumental in helping the men and women dedicated to protecting our communities to their critically important jobs.” Said Phil Leventis, director of development of the S.C. State Firefighters Foundation.

Duke Energy stated a review committee will be created in the two states to determine the allocation of funds to fire departments in both regions.

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