Duquesne Light Volunteers to Assist With Home Repairs as Part of 'Rebuilding Together' Project

Apr 22, 2004, 01:00 ET from Duquesne Light

    PITTSBURGH, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- More than 35 Duquesne Light
 employee volunteers will participate in the "Rebuilding Together" project on
 Saturday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at two sites in the Pittsburgh
 area.  Rebuilding Together is a one-day, national event in which volunteers
 repair and rehabilitate homes for low-income individuals, particularly the
 elderly and disabled.
     In selecting sites for the Rebuilding Together project, Duquesne Light
 focused on the homes of senior citizens or customers with disabilities who
 participate in the company's Customer Assistance Program (CAP).  Duquesne
 Light administers a CAP as part of its Universal Services program for
 customers on limited or fixed incomes.  The CAP helps those customers maintain
 their electric service and reduce their electric consumption to a more
 affordable level.
     For Saturday's event, Duquesne Light chose sites in Bloomfield and
 Munhall.  Professional carpenters, plumbers and electricians will be donating
 their time and services to work on the homes.  Company volunteers will assist
 with painting, cleaning, yard work, errands and other duties.
     Who:     Duquesne Light employee volunteers
     What:    "Rebuilding Together" project
     Where:   5166 Broad St., Bloomfield, and
              6346 Dean St., Munhall
     When:    Saturday, April 24, 2004
              8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     About Duquesne Light
     Duquesne Light Holdings (NYSE:   DQE) is comprised of an electric-utility
 company and several affiliate companies that complement the core business.
 Duquesne Light Company, its principal subsidiary, is a leader in the
 transmission and distribution of electric energy, offering superior customer
 service and reliability to more than half a million direct customers
 throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.

SOURCE Duquesne Light