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AEP Foundation provides 100 percent match to employee Nepal relief donations

by on July 21, 2015

(Story by Jennah Nelson)

After the 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal just a few shorts months ago, employees rallied together to contribute over $16,000 to the AEP Emergency Disaster Relief Fund of The Salvation Army.

The AEP Foundation will make a special donation to The Salvation Army by providing a 100 percent match, bringing the total to $32,066. The match will help extend support to families impacted by the April 25 event that left thousands dead, many more missing, and countless communities in ruin.

Donations will be administered by The Salvation Army and split equally among the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and UNICEF for ongoing relief efforts.

“AEP employees are always quick to lend a helping hand in a crisis and the events in Nepal are no different,” said Nick Akins, AEP chairman, president and chief executive officer. “By providing this match through the AEP Foundation, employee donations will now go even further in aiding relief efforts for this terrible disaster. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were, and continue to be, impacted by this devastation.”

The AEP Emergency Disaster Relief Fund was established through The Salvation Army to help employees when disasters strike.

The AEP Foundation is funded by American Electric Power and its utility operating units. The Foundation provides a permanent, ongoing resource for charitable initiatives involving higher dollar values and multi-year commitments in the communities served by AEP and initiatives outside of AEP’s 11-state service area.

From → News From AEP

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