Duke Energy finally able to complete project for United Way’s Day of Caring
When Hurricane Florence came through the Pee Dee just a week before the United Way of Florence County planned to hold their 26th annual Day of Caring, the organization was worried they may have to postpone the volunteer event. Thankfully, the Day of Caring event was still able to go on as planned, but several organizations, such as Duke Energy, were forced to postpone their projects because of the Hurricane. Now, after almost eight weeks of helping other communities, Duke Energy was finally able to give back to their community by completing their 2018 Day of Caring project on Thursday, November 15th by painting at Lighthouse Ministries.
“Caring for our community is something we take seriously…whether we are restoring power after a storm or supporting our local non-profits,” said Duke Energy Community Relations Liaison, Andrea Kiester Couch. “Our team is excited to support Lighthouse Ministries with our painting project. Their building is a true hub for our community and it’s an honor to help keep it looking nice for everyone here.”
United Way of Florence County’s Day of Caring event brings together volunteers from local companies to complete service projects for non-profits in the Florence County area. The service projects that are submitted by the non-profits for completion are often projects they are not physically capable of doing and/or would take money away from helping those in need.
“For Duke Energy to still come out and complete their project really shows the commitment they have to this community,” said Lighthouse Ministries Executive Director, Cecilia Meggs. “Most non-profits have limited budgets for painting and updating their places of employment because they use those funds to help others, so we are really grateful to have Duke Energy employees come out to paint and help make our office look nice!”