The Salvation Army has received $315,000 from Duke Energy Ohio and its customers through Duke’s HeatShare program.
HeatShare funds help pay for utilities to those in desperate need, many facing shutoff of their utilities.
HeatShare funds come from multiple sources, including Duke Energy Ohio customers who voluntarily add a contribution to their monthly bill, amounting to $115,000 this past year. Duke Energy Ohio provided a $100,000 donation, then matched all customer and employee donations, dollar for dollar, up to an additional $100,000.
Last year, the HeatShare program provided utility assistance to 835 families across Southwest Ohio.