Appalachian Power Contributions

Dear Friends,

Appalachian Power has a deep history of charitable giving to all the communities it serves in Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Our culture has always been about providing support to community groups, schools and non-profit organizations. Even though we’ve tightened our budget over the past few years, we’ve still made it a priority to continue our financial and volunteer support to dozens of organizations just in the past year.

One of our areas of focus has been to help groups provide basic needs. It is also an area in which I am extremely proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish. Appalachian Power provided thousands of dollars and food to area pantries, including organizing the first-ever Power Up the Pantry food and donation drive in Charleston, W.Va., following Hurricane Sandy. We contribute annually to the Dollar Energy Fund, an organization that helps those who are struggling with utility bills. Our employees, who are generous with their time and talents, volunteer on numerous boards such as the United Way, Habitat for Humanity and YWCA.

Education is also an area that we continue to emphasize. Our employees rise to the occasion when asked to speak to a classroom of students about electrical safety, energy efficiency or the basic operations of our company. We made dozens of presentations to students last year, including taking one day in November to read aloud to more than 400 elementary schools as part of our annual Read to Me Day celebration.

One of the most popular community events that we continue to sponsor is the Festival Run in Roanoke, Va. The event is made possible in large part with the volunteerism of dozens of Appalachian Power employees and retirees. Each year they staff the event, providing food for participants or passing out water and encouragement to runners.

Our first and foremost responsibility is to provide reliable, affordable and safe electricity to our customers; however, we also take seriously our ability to give back to the communities we serve. We look forward to many more years of service.

Sincerely,
Charles Patton
Charles Patton
President & Chief Operating Officer
Appalachian Power Company

Appalachian Power Contributions