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AEP employee/retiree volunteers make a difference; mini-grants available to support community projects

by on September 1, 2015

(Story by Barry Schumann)

America celebrates the spirit of volunteerism this year on Make a Difference Day, Saturday, Oct. 24. The 24th annual “national day of doing good” is sponsored by USA TODAY in partnership with Points of Light and is the largest national day of community service.

AEP again is making a difference through a mini-grant program that encourages employees around the System to become involved in community projects in their locales.

AEP’s Make a Difference Day grants range up to $300 to help fund local projects that involve at least five AEP active or retired employees in partnership with a school or nonprofit organization.

Each year, around 20 local projects coordinated by AEP employees are funded through the Make a Difference Day grant program.

Projects can be as simple as helping a family in need or may be a coordinated effort serving an entire community. To learn more about the grant program, see the [Community and Education Relations ]website on AEP Now.

To learn more about national Make a Difference Day, including getting started, entering your project online, and past award winners, visit makeadifferenceday.com.

Application deadline for mini-grants is Sept. 24.

Complete an on-line application.

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