Dominion Energy Gives More than $1M to Charity, Many in Central Va.

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01/10/2018 Release from Dominion Energy:

RICHMOND, Va. – As part of its ongoing commitment to communities, Dominion Energy is jump-starting the new year with more than $1 million in Critical Community Needs grants to help feed, shelter and care for people in need across the company’s footprint.

Donations will be shared by 161 nonprofit organizations providing critical community services in 11 states.

A state-by-state listing [PDF] of all recipients and videos showing how programs are helping people in need are posted online.

“While many of us look forward to a new year, we recognize that many people in our communities struggle to afford the basics needed for a secure, healthy and productive life,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. “These grants will help fill critical needs for nutritious food, safe shelter and the medical care essential for a better future.”

This is the third year that the company has given more than $1 million in Critical Community Needs through its charitable arm, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.

Examples of grant recipients include:

  • AHC Community Health Foundation to purchase vital health care equipment
  • Blue Ridge Area Food Bank of Augusta for Mobile Food Pantry support
  • Altavista/Campbell Habitat for Humanity to help build two new homes
  • United Way of Thomas Jefferson Area to conduct tax services within free medical clinics
  • Fluvanna Meals on Wheels for critical home repairs to seniors
  • Louisa County Resource Council to combat hunger, malnutrition and illness in senior citizens
  • Orange County Free Clinic to provide prescription drugs to the uninsured
  • Family Promise of Shenandoah County to purchase security cameras
  • ForKids Inc. of Norfolk, Va., for expanding educational services and supporting homeless children and families in the Hampton Roads region.
  • Meals on Wheels of Chesapeake for delivering meals and helping keep seniors healthy, safe and independently living in their own homes.
  • Mobile Hope Association of Loudoun for providing homeless youth with emergency housing, basic needs, financial assistance for schooling and life skills training.
  • Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton in Richmond for serving neighborhood children and families with its garden, kitchen and food pantry.