Piedmont Natural Gas helping storm-damaged communities rebuild with $30,000 American Red Cross donation

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  • Funds will support disaster relief efforts in communities heavily impacted by Hurricane Florence

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Piedmont Natural Gas today announced a $30,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help communities recover and rebuild after Hurricane Florence. Funds will be distributed to the areas experiencing some of the worst devastation in eastern North Carolina, and will be used for immediate disaster relief, including food, shelter, supplies and volunteer deployment.  

"We're preparing for long-term disaster response and recovery, which is why we're thankful for organizations such as Piedmont Natural Gas who are investing in their communities' recovery efforts," said Angela A. Broome Powley, regional chief executive officer for the American Red Cross Greater Carolinas Region. "This is a heartbreaking situation, but with support from organizations like Piedmont, the Red Cross can reach even more individuals who need help."

"Piedmont Natural Gas is committed to helping our communities emerge from this storm stronger than ever," said Barbara Ashford, director of community relations for Piedmont Natural Gas. "We're proud to support the Red Cross and urge our fellow North Carolinians to join us in aiding eastern North Carolina's recovery."

About Piedmont Natural Gas
Piedmont Natural Gas is an energy services company whose principal business is the distribution of natural gas to more than 1 million residential, commercial and industrial customers, as well as power plants, in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Piedmont is routinely recognized by J.D. Power for excellent customer satisfaction, and was named by Cogent Reports in 2017 as one of the most trusted utility brands in the U.S. 

Piedmont Natural Gas is a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK).

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S., with approximately 29,000 employees and a generating capacity of 49,500 megawatts. The company is transforming its customers' experience, modernizing its energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding its natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves.

The company's Electric Utilities and Infrastructure unit serves approximately 7.6 million retail electric customers in six states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Its Gas Utilities and Infrastructure unit distributes natural gas to approximately 1.6 million customers in five states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. Its Commercial Renewables unit operates a growing renewable energy portfolio across the U.S.

A Fortune 125 company, Duke Energy was named to Fortune's 2018 "World's Most Admired Companies" list and Forbes' 2018 "America's Best Employers" list.

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