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Plan Ahead: National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. This observance recognizes the importance of family and community disaster planning. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought home the need for readiness. Stay ahead of the curve – follow these steps and build your disaster plan today. Outline Your Guide Create a detailed plan of action that outlines your step-by-step approach …

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AEP Ohio Gives $3K to Sandusky County Food Pantry

Times are tough, and the Sandusky Food Pantry is one of the organizations providing direct relief to those in need. AEP Ohio is proud to lend a hand and, together with the AEP Foundation, is donating $3,000 to help feed families in Sandusky County. The food pantry serves approximately 700 households with 14,000 meals per …

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AEP Ohio to Help Lawrence County Senior Center

Like many organizations affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the Lawrence County Senior Center has seen better days. Before COVID-19 hit, the center was already in a time of transition, operating out of a cramped single-wide mobile trailer until they could relocate into a bigger facility. Then the pandemic essentially shut down the operation. The health …

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AEP Ohio Gives $10K to Fight Domestic Violence in Southeastern Ohio

Domestic violence is not a new evil. Its increased menace during the time of COVID-19 is. According to Mary O’Doherty, executive director of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN), the global pandemic has not only cut into the funding streams that support her member organizations’ 57 shelters, but it has created a more dangerous environment …

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New Lighting Makes Saving an Artform

Thanks to a curated collection of upgrades and practices, the Zanesville Museum of Art exhibits how a non-profit organization can save on its operating costs. The museum recently used AEP Ohio’s Energy Advantage Program to receive free coaching, assessments and tools for energy savings. “Each dollar we save in energy costs is a dollar that …

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Storeroom Attendant/National Guardsman Helps Fight COVID-19

Derek Goodburn works in the storeroom providing materials and equipment for AEP Ohio’s Columbus District. He’s also a traditional Guardsman serving part-time with the U.S. National Guard. So when Gov. Mike DeWine deployed these citizen soldiers to provide support in combatting the pandemic, Goodburn began a leave of absence with AEP and faithfully assumed his …

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