May 24, 2011 |

Power of Light grant will brighten SouthSide Works Sculpture Project

South Side is one of three Pittsburgh area communities will literally have a brighter summer thanks to Power of Light grants from Duquesne Light.

The Industrial Arts Co-op received $7,369 for the lighting of the SouthSide Works Sculpture Project. In addition, the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh's Homewood-Brushton branch received $31,300 for upgrading and enhancing of external lighting and the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation received $20,000 for its Streetscape Improvement Program.

When the Industrial Arts Co-op installs a sculpture commemorating the Pittsburgh region's industrial steel heritage in the Southside Riverfront Park and Trails System this summer, the electrical installation and the lighting fixtures will be provided through a Power of Light grant. The sculpture, created by Pittsburgh artisans and craftsmen, will be placed in the heart of some of the South Side's most publically utilized green space.

Since its inception in 2007, the Power of Light program places a special focus on illuminating regional and neighborhood landmarks, recreational lighting, as well as neighborhood initiatives promoting economic vitality, safety and security in the various communities that Duquesne Light serves. While lighting is a central focus, the company will also fund outreach programs that enhance the region's livability, support the wise use of energy or assist low-income families.

Not-for-profit organizations interested in the Power of Light program can visit www.duquesnelight.com for more information.

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