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AREVA and Appalachian Power Invite Lynchburg Engineering Community to Build Habitat for Humanity House

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August 07, 2013

LYNCHBURG, VA, August 7, 2013 - With matching seed donations of $10,000, AREVA and Appalachian Power challenges Lynchburg engineering and technical companies to join them as co-sponsors of an “Engineers’ Build” for the Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity (GLHFH).

The GLHFH is reaching out to area businesses to raise the funds needed to build their 282nd house for a family of four on Rockbridge Avenue. The project needs $60,000 to begin construction. Currently about $25,000 has been pledged.

“Lynchburg has a strong engineering community with companies of all sizes,” said Gary Mignogna, AREVA Senior Vice President, Engineering and Projects. “This is certainly a first-of-a-kind build. We think it’s a great opportunity to bring the engineering community’s talents and resources together for a common goal and to highlight the technical strength of our region.”

This isn’t the first time AREVA and Appalachian Power have partnered together on a community project. Last July AREVA and Appalachian Power partnered with the American Red Cross to help provide relief to area residents during the power outages in the form of free bags of ice.

“We’re proud to partner again with AREVA in the community and to be a co-sponsor for this Engineers’ Build,” said Larry Jackson, Appalachian Power External Affairs. “

Wiley|Wilson was one of the first companies to join as a co-sponsor and is also extending the invitation to their business network. “Wiley|Wilson has enjoyed a long and beneficial relationship with the Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity Organization,” said Fred Armstrong, Wiley|Wilson Chairman and CEO. “We appreciate the opportunity to work with and support a great organization financially and with volunteers. I hope that others in the engineering community and the broader community will support this Engineers’ Build.”


Teresa Weinmeister
AREVA Site Communications
Lynchburg, VA
Tel: (434) 832-3776

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Appalachian Power has about 1 million customers in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee (as AEP Appalachian Power). It is a unit of American Electric Power, one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, which delivers electricity to more than 5 million customers in 11 states. AEP ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. Learn more about Appalachian Power at https://www.appalachianpower.com and American Electric Power at http://www.aep.com.

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