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Four adolescents at a lunchroom table eating. Four adolescents at a lunchroom table eating.
Helping Fill the Hunger Gap

It is estimated that four in 10 people visiting a food bank now need assistance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Food insecurity has always been a major issue, but with the pandemic, it has only worsened. In 2021, 42 million people, including 13 million children, may be at risk of hunger. September is …

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AEP Ohio Gives $15K to Mentoring Program at Lima Senior High

Connecting a high school student with a trusted mentor can be a key stepping stone toward a successful career. That’s especially true for women and people of color, who can be underrepresented in certain professions (including linework.) To help combat this problem at the local level, AEP Ohio is giving $15,000 to the Lima Area …

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Small Business Relief is Still Available

Small business owners still have options available for support through government grant programs. From COVID-19 relief programs like the SBA’s Targeted Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance and the Community Navigator Pilot program to other programs like the Rural Innovation Stronger Economy Grant and the America’s Seed Fund, you can find the funding and support …

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Baby gorilla holding small tree branch and looking off into the distance. Baby gorilla holding small tree branch and looking off into the distance.
Trim to Treat: We’re Branching Out

Sarah Powell, forestry supervisor at AEP Ohio, couldn’t help but laugh as she held out the tree branch the forestry team had cut that morning for the giraffe to grab. “It’s not every day that you get to look a giraffe in the face and feed it,” she said.  But, thanks to AEP Ohio’s Trim …

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AEP Ohio Gives $5,000 for Kyle Miller 5K

AEP Ohio has donated $5,000 to the Kyle Miller 5K, a race that raises money for new shoes for Gahanna students. Kyle Miller was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2016. He died in December 2018 at the age of 40. “Kyle was so friendly. He never met a stranger,” said his sister Erica Bush who, …

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Advocating and Honoring Pride 365 Days a Year

Julia Klingenberg joined AEP in 2005 in Supply Chain and Procurement and has been chair of AEP’s Pride Partnership employee resource group for just a few short months. Already, she has seen why groups like this are so important — and the impact they can have advocating for vulnerable populations. “Within days senior leaders had …

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