LAWTON, Okla. (April 1, 2020) – On behalf of the American Electric Power Foundation, Public Service Company of Oklahoma today is announcing a $20,000 grant to help The Salvation Army in Lawton respond to increased needs related to the COVID-19 crisis.
The AEP Foundation is the charitable arm of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), parent company of PSO.
“We are grateful to be part of the Lawton community and part of the effort to assist those locally affected by this worldwide emergency,” said Tim Hushbeck, PSO external affairs manager. “In this time of uncertainty, it’s inspiring to see our community’s compassion toward those in need. And The Salvation Army certainly exemplifies that.”
In Lawton, The Salvation Army provides meals, clothing and shelter to those in need. It also supports fire victims and those needing assistance with transportation or utility payments.
Hushbeck says the AEP Foundation grant will help bridge the gap in needs brought on by these difficult times.
About the AEP Foundation
The American Electric Power Foundation is funded by American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) and its utility operating units, including Public Service Company of Oklahoma. The Foundation provides a permanent, ongoing resource for charitable initiatives involving higher dollar values and multi-year commitments in the communities served by AEP and initiatives outside of AEP’s 11-state service area.
The Foundation focuses on improving lives through education from early childhood education through higher education in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math and by meeting basic needs for emergency shelter, affordable housing and the elimination of hunger. Other Foundation support may be offered to protect the environment, support healthcare and safety, and enrich life through art, music and cultural heritage.
The AEP Foundation is based in Columbus, Ohio.
PSO, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), is an electric utility company serving more than 554,000 customer accounts in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma. Based in Tulsa, PSO has approximately 3,800 megawatts of generating capacity fueled primarily by natural gas, 22-thousand miles of distribution lines and 37-hundred miles of transmission lines. PSO also is one of the largest distributors of wind energy in the state. News releases and other information is at www.PSOklahoma.com. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PSOklahoma.