AEP supports local chapters of national organizations such as the American Red Cross, The United Way, and the American Heart Association. We also give to organizations which may be lesser known, but whose programs and services touch individuals in powerful ways.
Giving children a healthy start is the reason behind a $15,000 award to the West Virginia Children’s Health Project which provides comprehensive primary care to children who live in areas with few pediatricians. Through support of Life Care Alliance’s Meals on Wheels program in Columbus, Ohio, senior citizens receive nutritious meals along with a friendly word from those who make the deliveries.
The passion of our employees to support local causes has value beyond the company’s charitable donations. They use their personal time to deliver meals to the elderly, volunteer at schools, and raise funds for food banks, medical research and other causes. As an added benefit, long-term relationships often develop between employees and the people they serve through these activities.