duke energy awarded $63,250 over four grants to support emergency preparedness in Greenville County, the utility provider announced June 1.

Statewide, Duke Energy has awarded more than $500,000 in grants from its Emergency Preparedness and Storm Resilience Grant Program to 34 non-profit organizations and government agencies. All funds will be used to support training, as well as purchase lifesaving equipment and technology to aid in disaster planning and recovery operations.

The Greenville County recipients are:

  • Slater-Marietta Fire District – $20,000
  • Berea Utility District – $20,000
  • Parker Sewer and Fire Fund – $20,000
  • City of Travelers Rest – $3,250

“The key to successful emergency preparedness and recovery after a major storm begins and ends at the local level,” said Duke Energy South Carolina State President Mike Callahan. . “Households and businesses across the state have experienced a number of large and costly storms in recent years. Helping our communities prepare for and recover from these events requires significant resources and these grants will help give our fellow first responders the tools and training they need to deal with whatever Mother Nature throws at us.

For a complete list of recipients, Click here.