Duke Energy, United Way partner to provide targeted assistance to NKY families – call 2-1-1

Duke Energy and United Way of Greater Cincinnati are partnering to provide financial assistance that will directly serve Northern Kentucky families.

Duke Energy is contributing $150,000 to the initiative, with United Way generously matching that amount. In total, $300,000 will be paid locally to the Northern Kentucky community. This will allow for direct support to 1,000 households experiencing financial challenges.

Moira Weir, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Cincinnati, said Duke Energy’s generous partnership will provide much-needed relief to low- to moderate-income Northern Kentucky residents who are facing hardship.

“With Duke Energy’s support, we are able to help fill gaps for families in Northern Kentucky who need temporary assistance,” Weir said. “This is another example of how the strong partnership between United Way and Duke Energy is lifting up families in our communities when they need help the most.”

“We recognize that many of our customers continue to be impacted by these challenging economic times,” said Amy Spiller, president, Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky. “Our hope is that through this partnership with United Way, we can reach those who may not be able to find financial assistance elsewhere. This is part of our ongoing commitment to give back to the communities we serve.”

Northern Kentucky residents can call 211 – the United Way Helpline – to learn more. Priority will be given to households that are unable to access or do not qualify for other financial assistance programs or benefits.

Any family experiencing challenges can call 211 to connect to resources in the community.

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