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Dominion Energy awards $10,000 grant to Central SC Habitat for Humanity
Grant will fund Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts in Cayce
Columbia, SC. (February 4, 2019) – Dominion Energy has awarded a $10,000 grant to Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity in support of its Neighborhood Revitalization program. Kristen Beckham, external affairs representative with Dominion Energy, will present Habitat with a check on February 4th at 10 am, at 2852 Tree Street in Cayce where revitalization efforts are underway. In addition to the grant, Dominion Energy volunteers will add sweat equity to support revitalization efforts.
“We are overjoyed to have Dominion Energy’s support in our efforts to address affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization needs in the Midlands,” said Roy Kramer, Executive Director of Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity. The funding will allow us to repair ten existing homes in the Broad Acres neighborhood of Cayce, an aging neighborhood we are in the process of revitalizing. Thanks to Dominion Energy, more people will have a decent place to live,” Kramer said.
“Dominion Energy believes in meeting critical community needs by offering grants that will help feed, shelter and care for those who might be struggling in our communities,” said Beckham. “We are honored to partner with Central SC Habitat on its Cayce neighborhood revitalization, which can help Midlands families have a brighter, more secure future.” As part of its merger with SCE&G, Dominion Energy has committed to increasing philanthropic and community contributions in South Carolina by $1 million per year for at least five years.
About Central SC Habitat for Humanity
Since 1985, Central South Carolina Habitat forHumanity has built more than 250 homes in Richland and Lexington counties. Habitat homeowners receive financial education, help build their houses and pay an affordable mortgage. A decent place to live and an affordable mortgage create a situation where homeowners can save more, invest in education, pursue opportunity and have financial stability. With our help, homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better future for themselves and for their families.
About Dominion Energy
Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. 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 about $100 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 60 percent by 2030. Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed nearly $35 million in 2018 to community causes. Please visit www.DominionEnergy.com to learn more.