"Duke Energy believes in the value of giving back to our communities," Duke Energy Business Relations Manager Rick Burger said. "Whether it's supporting community activities, volunteering our time and talents, or investing in the environment, at Duke Energy, we understand our responsibility to make a difference in the communities we serve.
"It's an honor to support and be a part of the many programs and organizations that make our community such a rich and vibrant place to live and work."
Several area organizations received donations Thursday, including Clay County Search and Rescue.
The county organization received $2,000 for rescue extrication jumpsuits.
"Clay County Search and Rescue is very grateful to Duke Energy for this grant that will ensure the safety of our personnel while they perform their duties," Clay County Search and Rescue official Brandon Sciotto said.
Clay County Search and Rescue is a United Way partner agency.
Other area organizations that received grant awards included:
* American Red Cross, $4,300 for Family Safety Day,
* United Way, $6,500 for Emergency Preparedness Booklets,
* United Way, $2,000 for Success By 6 Child ID kits,
* Terre Haute Fire Department, $7,000 for Smoke detectors,
* New Goshen Fire Department, $2,800 for firefighter safety equipment,
* Terre Haute Parks Department, $1,150 for Halloween Happenings in Deming Park,
* West Vigo High School, $1,500 for Play Safe Program,
* Wabash Valley Crime Stoppers, $2,000 for Community safety,
* Vigo County EMA, $2,000 for an emergency response staging trailer,
* Riley Fire Department, $2,000 for bicycle safety program,
* Sugar Creek Fire Department, $2,539 for emergency scene safety equipment,
* Terre Haute City Police, $6,000 for National Night Out, and
* West Vigo Community Center, $2,000 for safety equipment and items.
For more information, contact the United Way of the Wabash Valley at 812-235-6287.