FAIRMONT, W.Va., June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The FirstEnergy Foundation will contribute $25,000 to the West Virginia American Red Cross to support relief efforts for West Virginia customers affected by heavy flooding after up to 10 inches of rain fell across the region this week. FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is the parent company of Mon Power.
After this week's rain, 44 West Virginia counties were placed under a state of emergency. Mon Power crews continue working across the area to make repairs and restore service. Some areas remain flooded and repairs in those areas will be delayed until flood waters subside and the system can be examined for damages.
"While there is still work ahead, we are also pleased to be able to support the efforts of the West Virginia American Red Cross, which continues to provide vital services and support for the people devastated by this severe storm," said Holly Kauffman, president of West Virginia operations for FirstEnergy.
The FirstEnergy Foundation is funded solely by FirstEnergy Corp. and provides support to non-profit, tax-exempt health and human services agencies; educational organizations; cultural and arts programs and institutions; and civic groups in areas served by FirstEnergy's 10 electric operating companies and in areas where the company has facilities.
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SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.