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How Share the Warmth Helped Avert Crisis

Melissa Agnew and her family were on the brink, but help found its way to them
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She didn’t want to ask for help. All her life, Melissa Agnew promised herself if she ever had kids, she would give them a better childhood than the one she had, that they wouldn’t know poverty like she did, that they wouldn’t have to wonder, like she did, whether their father had spent the rent money on addiction.

Agnew believed she had left all that back in her hometown of New Haven, Conn., when she packed up with her two-year-old daughter in 1991 and moved to Charlotte, land of warmer weather and hope. A friend who’d relocated to the area suggested the city to her.

Duke Energy Adding $600,000 to Program That Will Help Additional South Carolina Families Pay High Seasonal Energy Bills

Summary: 
  • Share the Warmth program has assisted Palmetto State families for more than 30 years
  • Funds are available now to qualified customers who apply through local partner agencies
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  • Share the Warmth program has assisted Palmetto State families for more than 30 years
  • Funds are available now to qualified customers who apply through local partner agencies

In Time of Need, Tonya Dirkse Found Warmth, Peace

Duke Energy heating assistance programs help people in 7 states
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Tonya Dirkse was, in her own words, at her breaking point.  

Recently divorced with no job, she was having trouble making ends meet and was hesitant to ask for help. Then her sister mentioned that she might qualify for social services assistance, saying that it would be “a hand-up not a hand-out.” 

Piedmont Natural Gas Invites Community to ‘Share the Warmth’ on #GivingTuesday

Summary: 
  • Community leaders asked to don symbolic orange scarves to promote Nov. 28 event

  • Donations by customers, community will keep our neighbors warm this winter

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  • Community leaders asked to don symbolic orange scarves to promote Nov. 28 event

  • Donations by customers, community will keep our neighbors warm this winter

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