PLAINFIELD, IND. - The Montgomery Co. Boys and Girls Club will use a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to develop a community garden that will help teach children healthy living principles.
The $9,500 grant will provide equipment and materials to develop the garden, which will then be used to teach about soil and water conservation, successful plant-growing techniques, as well as cooking and canning skills.
“Making communities stronger through these kinds of programs is one of the goals of the Duke Energy Foundation,” said Laura Sheets, government and community relations manager. “We are proud to help the Boys and Girls Club teach these principles through this hands-on garden project.”
“We are thrilled the Duke Energy Foundation is supporting our community garden. The children and families who participate in our program will benefit greatly from Duke’s generosity,” said Craig Reeves, executive director of the club. “We can’t thank Duke Energy enough for their support.”
In Indiana, the Duke Energy Foundation makes charitable grants of nearly $2 million annually to support the environment, economic development, education and community vitality.
Duke Energy Indiana’s operations provide about 7,500 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 810,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, making it the state’s largest electric supplier. More information about the company is available at: www.duke-energy.com.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at www.duke-energy.com.