Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) today is announcing a $5,000 grant to help Community Action Resource and Development, Inc. (CARD) respond to increased needs related to the COVID-19 crisis.
“We are grateful to be part of the communities we serve and part of the effort to assist those locally affected by this worldwide emergency,” said Michael Gordon, PSO external affairs manager. “In this time of uncertainty, it’s inspiring to see our communities’ compassion toward those in need. And with this contribution, Community Action can be better positioned to help ensure the basic needs of those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic will be met.”
Based in Claremore, CARD is a non-profit corporation whose primary purpose is to administer anti-poverty programs in northeastern Oklahoma. Their primary service areas are Nowata, Mayes, Rogers, Wagoner, Washington and portions of Tulsa counties. In addition, CARD will coordinate with Northeast Oklahoma Community Action Agency in Jay to allocate resources from the AEP Foundation grant to assist residents in Craig and Delaware counties.
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.