Caring for Communities

Communities prosper when families, friends and neighbors can share experiences in safe, welcoming spaces.

With the help of AEP Ohio the Village of Hanover and Licking Valley built a playground to honor the life of a six-month-old infant who died from complications of congenital heart defect. Legacy Park is a 15-acre community space that includes a playground, sports fields, sand volleyball court and a library.  The Customer Design team helped plan the site’s electric service, and line mechanics erected the poles and lights that illuminate the ballfields. Much of the work was done at no or little cost.

AEP Texas External Affairs contributed $1,000 to beautify the city of Raymondville. The donation will help fund a project that includes laying terra cotta brick pavers along Hidalgo St., the main street in downtown Raymondville.

Kentucky Power was recognized by the Kentucky River Area Development District for its support of the annual Senior Day Games. The event, which attracts about 350 participants, highlights the vitality, athleticism, talents and mental acuity of area athletes aged 50 and above. A variety of athletic events and contests include card games, basketball free throws and track events.

Appalachian Power along with Conrad Brothers Marine co-sponsored the first-ever Fishing for a Cause tournament at Smith Mountain Lake, Va. All proceeds from the event will be matched by the company for its Neighbor to Neighbor Program which helps Virginia families struggling to afford basic electric utility service.

   
Appalachian Power employees and Santa distributed toys, scarves, hats and gloves to rural residents in eastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and Tennessee during the 76th annual Santa Train event.
Kentucky Power employees sorted, folded and hung baby items at the Appalachian Pregnancy Care Center in Pikeville as part of Make a Difference Day.
Employees from Southwestern Electric Power Company volunteered for several projects like the one at Westwood Elementary School during the United Way of Northwest Louisiana's Day of Caring.