12/12/2012 4:02:00 AM Duke Energy contributes $20,000 to Hamilton County's Good Samaritan Network
Duke Energy is contributing $20,000 to Hamilton County's Good Samaritan Network to help county residents in need.
Good Samaritan is a far-reaching network of 32 Hamilton County food pantries and 64 social service agencies that work with township trustees to coordinate and deliver help to families and individuals.
The network offers aid such as food donations, help with purchasing medication, emergency car repairs, and assistance with rent/mortgage and utility payments,
Good Samaritan also offers classes in life skills, such as parenting and nutrition.
"During a troubled economy, private and corporate donors make it possible for us to
help people during difficult periods of their lives," said Nancy Chance, executive director of Good Samaritan. "We thank Duke Energy for answering our call when funds were needed."
"Good Samaritan provides life-changing help in our community," said Duke Energy District Manager Mark LaBarr. "It's a strong, supportive network that assisted nearly 19,000 Hamilton County families last year."
Duke Energy Indiana's operations provide approximately 6,800 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 790,000 customers, making it the state's largest electric supplier.