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Monday, December 03, 2007

Alliance receives grant in honor of volunteer

The Charleston Area Alliance received an AEP Connects grant from American Electric Power in honor of employee H. Joseph Jones, and his significant volunteer service.

The AEP Connects program recognizes the commitment of AEP employees and retirees to their communities and supports causes that are important to them, according to Mark Dempsey, vice president, external affairs. More than 780 grants representing 130,000 volunteer hours donated by AEP employees and retirees and their families were made last year across AEP’s 11-state service territory.

“Although no monetary grant can compare to the value of the time our employees and retirees give to worthwhile causes, the $150 grants made by this program in the names of AEP volunteers will help schools and nonprofit organizations meet the challenges of fulfilling important human needs,” Dempsey said.

“The Alliance is privileged to have Joe as a volunteer. His dedication to our organization and our programs has helped us move forward in our progressive strategy,” said Matt Ballard, Alliance president/CEO.


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