Appalachian Power Contributions
Appalachian Power is invested in the communities we serve in ways beyond providing reliable electricity to our customers.
Hundreds of organizations in Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia benefit from Appalachian Power contributions every year. Our employees serve on local boards, participate in various community projects and volunteer countless hours.
Last year, after historic flooding devastated several small West Virginia communities, Appalachian Power leaders and employees presented the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army a $102,178 donation dedicated to flood relief efforts in those communities. The donation comprised of $52,178 in personal contributions from more than 400 employees across AEP’s 11-state area and $50,000 in matching funds from the AEP Foundation.
As part of Read to Me Day, more than 300 volunteer readers fanned out across the company’s three-state service territory to read aloud at 418 elementary schools, reaching at least 17,000 students. Since 2001, Appalachian Power has donated nearly 6,000 books to school libraries and read aloud to more than 250,000 students. It’s a great opportunity for our employees to emphasize the important role that reading plays in education and careers.
The following report is a snapshot of the groups supported by Appalachian Power over the past year. We take our role as a good corporate neighbor seriously, and we intertwine that role in our daily business operations.
Our employees just don’t live and work in these communities – they also give back and strive to make positive, lasting impressions. Appalachian Power is proud to support the people and organizations that make our communities great places to live.
President & Chief Operating Officer
Appalachian Power Company
West Virginia Contributions