LG&E Makes $100,000 Donation to Urban League

One-hundred-thousand dollars was donated to the Louisville Urban League today by LG&E.

League President Ben Richmond says the money will go into its general budget.

“We’ve seen a significant increase in the demand for our services,” says Richmond. “An 18% increase in our employment area over what we projected, we’ve also had a 14% increase in our housing area of need.”

Richmond says they’ve seen more people asking for help after losing their jobs or while going through foreclosure. He says the league applies for a donation from LG&E every year.