10/16/2018
Rescue Mission receives $300,000 grant from AEP Foundation

(News Release from the Rescue Mission)

Fort Wayne, IN – Indiana Michigan Power presented a $300,000 grant on behalf of the AEP Foundation to the Rescue Mission on Tuesday.

The donation helps advance the Rescue Mission’s City on a Hill: Building Relocation & Expansion Capital Campaign to empower more people to become healthy, productive members of the community by expanding resources and relocating to a larger facility.

“This is a significant boost to our capital campaign, and we are thrilled that the AEP Foundation believes in what we do at The Rescue Mission,” said Rescue Mission CEO and Senior Pastor Donovan Coley. “It’s incredible to partner with an organization that cares for all of the citizens in the area that it serves. We are very blessed to receive this generous grant.”

“The Rescue Mission provides basic human needs of food and shelter, but they do so much more for our community,” said Toby Thomas, President and Chief Operating Officer of Indiana Michigan Power. “This grant from the AEP Foundation will help the Rescue Mission not just serve more homeless people but also help change lives for good by providing one-on-one guidance to address the root causes of homelessness and empower more people to find jobs with livable wages.”

The Rescue Mission’s $23.1M City on a Hill campaign includes a four-story building on the corner of Lafayette and Washington in downtown Fort Wayne, as well as a needed expansion at The Rescue Mission’s women and children’s ministry, Charis House. Nearly 80 percent of the funds have been raised and construction is scheduled to begin in early 2019.

About The Rescue Mission

After more than 100 years of evolution and adaptation, The Rescue Mission remains steadfast in its mission to “provide, through the power of Jesus Christ, a home for the homeless, food for the hungry, and hope for their future.” In partnership with the caring businesses, agencies, churches and individuals in the Fort Wayne area, The Rescue Mission remains committed to serving the community and those in greatest need. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.therescuemission.net.

About the AEP Foundation

The American Electric Power Foundation is funded by American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) and its utility operating units, including Indiana Michigan Power. 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’s areas of focus include special emphasis on improving lives through education from early childhood through higher education, protecting the environment, providing basic human services in the areas of hunger, housing, health and safety, and enriching life through art, music and cultural heritage. The Foundation is based in Columbus, Ohio.

About Indiana Michigan Power

Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is headquartered in Fort Wayne, and its 2,400 employees serve more than 593,900 customers. More than half of its generation is emission-free, including 2,278 MW of nuclear generation in Michigan, 450 MW of purchased wind generation from Indiana, 22 MW of hydro generation in both states and approximately 15 MW of large-scale solar generation in both states. The company’s generation portfolio also includes 2,600 MW of coal-fueled generation in Indiana

 

 

 

 

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