At this time of Thanksgiving, Duke Energy is remembering all who were affected by superstorm Sandy for their patience, understanding, kindness and generosity. To help the recovery, Duke sent crews to the affected area. But what the utility workers experienced were heartfelt emotions. They found notes on their trucks, email on local media websites, hundreds of positive messages sent to Duke’s Storm Facebook page, along with offers to pay for workers’ meals, deliveries of coffee, shouts of encouragement, applause. The utility sent roughly 2,900 workers from all of its service territories, to help one dozen utilities in seven states.