FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2018
Dominion Energy gives $150,000 for Hurricane Florence relief
To help with ongoing impacts of Hurricane Florence in South Carolina and neighboring states, Dominion Energy has stepped up with funding for organizations on the ground helping those in need.
Dominion Energy is giving $150,000 for relief efforts through four non-profit community partners:
One SC Fund / Central Carolina Community Foundation (Columbia, SC): $50,000
Funding will support relief, recovery and rebuilding programs provided by a range of South Carolina non-profits to hurricane victims across the state.
Harvest Hope Food Bank (Columbia, SC): $25,000
Funding will help Harvest Hope purchase and deliver ready-to-eat, nonperishable food items, toiletries and cleaning supplies for those affected by Hurricane Florence. Harvest Hope supports some 600 qualified, non-profit agencies in 20 counties in South Carolina and is designated as a lead food bank for disaster relief.
Salvation Army (Columbia, SC): $25,000
Funding will support Salvation Army mobile feeding stations in the hardest hit areas of North and South Carolina, where volunteers will serve food and water, as well as providing comfort kits and offering emotional and spiritual care.
American Red Cross – National Chapter (Washington, DC): $50,000
Funding will support general disaster relief and recovery efforts including shelter, food and relief supplies for Hurricane Florence victims, as well as meals and other support for first responders, in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.
“Dominion Energy supports the communities we serve by providing philanthropic support, not only during times of crisis, but year round. We are dedicated to supporting South Carolina families through this time of disaster and are committed to helping our communities rebuild for the future.” said Kristen Beckham, external affairs representative for Dominion Energy.
Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy plans to contribute more than $30 million in 2018 to community causes throughout its footprint and beyond. Many grants are for human needs, particularly important during natural disasters, where Dominion Energy supports increased food security, housing and shelter, and access to basic medical and health care.
About Dominion Energy
Nearly 6 million customers in 19 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D). The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable, and safe energy and is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy with over $75 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution, and import/export services. As one of the nation’s leading solar operators, the company intends to reduce its carbon intensity 50 percent by 2030. Headquartered in Richmond, Va., Dominion Energy contributes more than $20 million annually to the communities it serves and actively supports veterans and their families. Please visit www.DominionEnergy.com, www.BrighterEnergyFuture.com, Facebook or Twitter to learn more.
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CONTACTS: Kristen Beckham, (803) 873-0972, Kristen.M.Beckham@dominionenergy.com