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Appalachian Power, Employees Donate $100K to Flood Relief

Flooding in downtown Richwood
Jeremy Rose

Appalachian Power has given more than $100,000 to flood relief efforts in West Virginia, including over $50,000 in personal contributions from employees.

American Electric Power Foundation added a matching gift of $50,000 to raise the total presented to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army on Monday.

The company said in a statement that employee donations came from over 400 workers across 11 states served by American Electric Power. Appalachian Power is a unit of AEP.

Appalachian Power President and COO Charles Patton thanked employees who helped repair or rebuild electrical facilities and recognized the dozens of employees who volunteered to help clean out and start rebuilding flooded areas.

The June 23 floods killed 23 people and destroyed homes, businesses and infrastructure.

Eight counties remain under a state of emergency.

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