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Duke Energy's Victories for Veterans program to recognize nine nonprofits with $105,000

September 6, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—For the fourth consecutive season, the Duke Energy Foundation committed $1,000 for every Rays win this season to charities that support veterans in the community through the Victories for Veterans program, a unique partnership with the Tampa Bay Rays. A total of $105,000 of grants and sponsorship funds

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—For the fourth consecutive season, the Duke Energy Foundation committed $1,000 for every Rays win this season to charities that support veterans in the community through the Victories for Veterans program, a unique partnership with the Tampa Bay Rays.

A total of $105,000 of grants and sponsorship funds will be invested in nine organizations to provide services to more than 5,800 veterans in Florida.

“The Tampa Bay Rays successful season has translated into phenomenal wins for our veterans organizations,” said Duke Energy Florida president Catherine Stempien. “Our partnership with the Rays has provided invaluable services to nearly 5,800 local veterans and we are proud to continue this investment and assist other worthwhile organizations. It is one of the many ways Duke Energy supports the men and women who have served our country.”

The nine recipient organizations will be recognized this Sunday, September 8 with an on-field check presentation by Duke Energy and Tampa Bay Rays representatives.

Recipient organizations and their veteran-focused programs include:

Camaraderie Foundation Inc. (Mental Health Counseling Program)

Celebrate Outreach Inc. (Tiny Homes for Homeless Veterans)

Crossroads Corral (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for Veterans)

Hospice of Marion County (One Good Day)

Last Ride DBA Fest Lake County (2019 Vet Fest Lake County)

One Community Now (Operation Stand Down)

Operation Homefront (Critical Financial Assistance Program)

The Battle of the Bands (Help Center)

Veterans Alternative Inc. (Individualized Accelerated Resolution Therapy)

About Duke Energy Foundation

The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to address the needs of communities where its customers live and work. The Foundation contributes more than $5 million annually in charitable gifts throughout its Florida service territory.