Cincinnatti, Oh. — The Salvation Army received $311,000 from Duke Energy Ohio for the 2019 HeatShare program. The Salvation Army administers the donations made to the program, in collaboration with Duke Energy Ohio, to provide people in need with financial assistance with their utility bills.The HeatShare program is available to eligible Duke Energy customers in southwest Ohio and provides heating bill assistance from January 22 to April 30, 2019, or until all funds have been used. If funds are available after April 30, they may be used for summer bill assistance until depleted. People in need of assistance may call The Salvation Army HeatShare line at 513.762.5636 to schedule an appointment or to receive more information.“Through the continued generosity of our customers and employees, along with Duke Energy matching funds, HeatShare has been a vital program in Ohio for three decades, helping customers in need,” said Cindy Givens, program manager at Duke Energy. “We’re proud to partner once again with the Salvation Army to help those who are struggling to stay warm this winter.”HeatShare was established in 1986 to assist Ohio residents in need with winter heating bills and is funded by Duke Energy customers, employees and shareholders. In 2018, The Salvation Army received a total of $310,000 to help keep 504 families across southwest Ohio warm. The Salvation Army received $100,000 from Duke Energy Ohio in addition to $210,000 in customer contributions and matching funds for the HeatShare program. More than 19,000 Duke Energy Ohio customers voluntarily added a HeatShare contribution to their monthly bill. Additional information about the program can be found on the Duke Energy Ohio website.