American Electric Power Foundation Donates $1 Million to LifeCare Alliance

November 8 , 2017
Contact: Michelle Jones
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – LifeCare Alliance and the American Electric Power Foundation announced today that the Columbus-based energy company will donate $1 million to
support the organization’s health and nutrition programs including Meals-on-Wheels.

“The American Electric Power Foundation is proud to support the essential services and programs provided by LifeCare Alliance,” said Dale Heydlauff, senior vice president - AEP Corporate Communications and president of the AEP Foundation. “Nearly 100 employees volunteer their lunch hours to the Meals-on-Wheels program as part of our mission to power communities and improve lives.”

“We are grateful to the Foundation for this generous gift that supports Meals-on-Wheels and helps keep clients safe and independent in the comfort of their own homes, where they want to be,” said Chuck Gehring, President, and CEO of LifeCare Alliance.

The AEP Foundation grant of $1 million over four years (2018-2021) will support Meals-on-Wheels including a new delivery van.  In previous gifts, the Foundation has funded the purchase of cooking kettles, facility lighting upgrades, and in-kind print services.

About the American Electric Power Foundation

The American Electric Power Foundation is funded by American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) and its utility operating units. The Foundation provides a permanent, ongoing resource for charitable initiatives involving higher dollar values and multi-year commitments in the communities served by AEP and initiatives outside of AEP’s 11-state service area.

The Foundation focuses on improving lives through education from early childhood through higher education in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math and by meeting basic needs for emergency shelter, affordable housing and the elimination of hunger. Other foundation support may be offered to protect the environment, support healthcare and safety, and enrich life through art, music and cultural heritage. 

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