AEP Donates $600,000 to Red Cross Disaster Fund

October 07, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

American Electric Power (AEP, Columbus, OH), its employees and contractors presented $600,000 to the American Red Cross

for its Disaster Relief Fund for victims, families and others directly affected by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. AEP made a corporate contribution that matched individual contributions.

"This is a proud day for the people of AEP and our contractors who work in 17 states and five countries around the globe," stated E. Linn Draper, Jr., AEP chairman, president and CEO. "The outpouring of support by our employees and contractors for this humanitarian effort has been truly extraordinary. From Laredo, TX, to Lynchburg, VA, through countless volunteer efforts, our AEP family has opened its heart to help."