AEP donates $120,000 in facemasks and PPE for local United Way organizations

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WFXR) — The American Electric Power Foundation says it will donate $120,000 toward facemasks and personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff and volunteers at United Way organizations in Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee.

“Everyone deserves to feel safe. Ensuring folks have access to appropriate face coverings and PPE is critically important right now,” said Chris Beam, Appalachian Power president and CEO. “We know there are many needs during this pandemic, and this is another way we can provide support to the people who need it most in our communities.”

Here’s a list of United Way locations in our area that will receive a donation:

  • Roanoke Valley
  • Central Virginia
  • Henry County & Martinsville
  • New River Valley
  • Southwest Virginia
  • Caring Hearts Free Clinic in Virginia

This is the third group of grants provided by AEP during the pandemic, totaling in more than $480,000. The company donated to food pantries in April and, in May, granted $73,000 to create WiFi hotspots for families with students in need of internet access.

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