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AEP Employee/Retiree Volunteers Make a Difference; Mini-Grants Available to Support Community Projects Oct. 22

by on September 15, 2016
Appalachian Power line mechanic Bubba Smith delivers gift bags and buckets for young victims of domestic and/or sexual violence during last year’s Make a Difference Day.

(Story by Barry Schumann)

America celebrates the spirit of volunteerism this year on Make a Difference Day, Saturday, Oct. 22. The 25th 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 and retirees from around the System to become involved in community projects in their locales Oct. 22.

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 on Oct. 22 as part of the nationwide event.

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.

Application deadline for mini-grants is Sept. 22, 2016.

Complete an on-line application at

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