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$100,000 Grant from Duke Energy

Town of Cheraw to benefit Laney Landing at the Great Pee Dee River with $100,000 grant from Duke Energy 

The Town of Cheraw received a $100,000 grant to continue its commitment to protecting and enhancing regional waterways and the environment. The grant is part of the Water Resources Fund, a $10 million commitment from Duke Energy.

The Town of Cheraw is one of 16 organizations across North and South Carolina to collectively receive more than $1.2 million in the seventh grant announcement. The Water Resources Fund is a multi-year commitment that will leave a legacy of improved water quality, quantity and conservation in the Carolinas and neighboring regions. 

“This grant will help us better serve our community for years to come and enable all citizens the opportunity to use the Great Pee Dee River,” said Andy Ingram, Mayor of Cheraw. “We thank Duke Energy for its support and are eager to launch this project so that we can continue serving our local waterways.”

Grant funds will be used to construct three handicap fishing platforms and be part of an overall project that will also address erosion problems at Laney Landing.

 “Duke Energy is dedicated to protecting and restoring the rivers and waterways that power our regional economies,” said Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe, president of Duke Energy in South Carolina. “We look forward to our partnership with the Town of Cheraw and the impact this project will have in the region.”

Investment decisions are carefully reviewed by the Water Resources Fund committee, an independent body that includes five environmental experts and two Duke Energy employees. Selected projects are chosen on several criteria, including whether the project is science-based and research-supported.

Duke Energy anticipates two grant announcements per year over the course of the Water Resources Fund. Visit nccommunityfoundation.org for more information on how to apply and register for the session. 

Photo:
Mindy Taylor, District Manager, Government & Community Relations for Duke Energy.
Cari Boyce, Senior Vice President, Stakeholder Strategy and Sustainability, and President, Duke Energy Foundation.
Rick Jiran, Vice President, SC Government & Community Relations for Duke Energy.
Andy Ingram, Mayor
Mike Smith, Town Administrator

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