Gift of Power
Since 2015, DP&L has partnered with The Salvation Army to provide emergency relief funding to customers who are facing disconnection and cannot pay their electric bills due to unexpected life events. DP&L recognizes the loss of a job, death of a spouse, major medical bills or other financial hardships can happen at any time and make it difficult to continue timely bill payments.
Through the Gift of Power program, DP&L hasalso donated $675,000 to light the homes and hearts of its neighbors in Ohio. Along with customer donations, the Program has helped more than 2,000 families keep their lights on.
Since 2015, DP&L has donated $675,000 to light the homes and hearts of our neighbors in Ohio
Along with customer donations, the Gift of Power program has helped more than 2,000 families keep their lights on
The Salvation Army
At AES, we work together to improve lives. In 2019, the Dayton, OH area needed AES’ help following the devastation caused by 19 tornadoes that touched down in the late hours of May 27 into early the next morning. AES supported our people and the community in the immediate recovery and rebuilding efforts. We also offered the opportunity for our AES people across the globe to contribute to the long-term rebuilding efforts. AES people expressed their eagerness to participate in the recovery process and contributed donations that were matched through The Dayton Foundation.
Due to their tireless work, crews restored service to 100 percent of customers within 10 days after the storm, dedicating 80,000 man-hours to the recovery efforts to restore the 101,748 customer outages.
DP&L Foundation and AES Employees
The funds raised and donated by AES people were used to purchase supplies and provide other forms of support to both AES people and the broader Dayton community who were affected by the tragic events. Additional contributions were used to make grants targeted to local, non-profit organizations supporting the long-term recovery and economic re-development in our neighboring communities.
The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation, was awarded the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI’s) “Emergency Recovery Award” for its outstanding power restoration efforts.
DP&L Foundation Power Grants
Power Grants are strategic investments aimed at local partner organizations supporting new or continued innovative growth initiatives that will make a long-lasting impact on the people and communities in the Dayton Region. Collectively, these projects are transforming the landscape of the Miami Valley region, attracting businesses, fueling growth, and improving the quality of life for our families and neighbors.
Over the past seven years, The DP&L Foundation has awarded 79 Power Grants and one Community Power Grant totaling nearly $6.3 million to DP&L’s community partner organizations
AES employee volunteers and around 100 partner organizations including:
- American Red Cross
- Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
- Clothes That Work
- Crayons to Classrooms
- Culture Works, Daybreak
- Dayton Art Institute
- Dayton Children’s Hospital
- Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
- Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
- Development Research Corporation
- Friends of Levitt Dayton
- Gem City Market
- Goodwill Easter Seals of the Miami Valley
- Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton
- K-12 Gallery and TEJAS
- Murphy Theatre Company
- The Muse Machine
- Omega Hope Center for Families
- Rebuilding Together Dayton
- Sinclair Community College Foundation
- Think TV
- United Way of Greater Dayton
- University of Dayton
- Dayton Live
- Wright State University Foundation
- WYSO Public Radio
- YWCA of Dayton