Edie Webb
“I want my sons to learn the importance of volunteerism.”
Edie Webb
Project Manager
Raleigh, N.C.
LIVING IT
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Living it: Volunteering is in her blood

Volunteering has been a big part of Edie Webb’s life for more than 20 years. This Raleigh employee takes time to serve her community through the Raleigh Rescue Mission, Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen, Special Olympics, BackPack Buddies (a group that provides healthy meals to needy children on weekends), the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Dorothea Dix Hospital and Meals on Wheels.

And when her son’s Boy Scout troop needed someone to lead popcorn sales, guess who stepped up?

“Not only does it make me feel good, but it also keeps me from taking things for granted,” Webb says. “I want my sons to learn the importance of volunteerism and hope it will be a lifelong commitment for them as well.”

Giving time is one thing — giving blood is another. But Webb has turned her fear of needles into a personal challenge. She is donating blood four times this year, and leading the Red Cross blood drive for Duke Energy Progress employees in downtown Raleigh.

Webb, a project manager in Corporate Communications, finds many of her volunteer opportunities through the company. “Volunteering with friends makes the experience even better,” she says.

She adds, “I will only work for a company that I respect, both in terms of integrity and community involvement.”

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Challenges
  • Keep rates below the national average as we continue to invest in modernizing our system
  • Help the communities we serve rebound from the recession
Opportunities
  • Continue to help attract capital investment and jobs to our service territories
  • Help lead innovative public/private partnerships that provide significant benefits to our customers and community
2012 Highlights
  • Provided competitively priced, reliable electricity in each of our six states
  • Helped attract more than $3.5 billion in capital investment and approximately 13,000 jobs to our service territories
  • Contributed approximately $59 million to our communities (includes contributions from the Duke Energy and Progress Energy Foundations and the company, along with employee and retiree donations and the value of volunteer hours)