Dominion Donation Grows To $425,000 For Area Food Banks And Pantries
- Part of company's approximately $20 million annual philanthropic giving
- Company strives to help meet basic human needs in difficult economic times
RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 18, 2012
RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Dominion is donating an
additional $225,000 to area food banks and food pantries to help feed people
in need during the holidays, bringing this year's total to more than $425,000.
"The ongoing weak economy has put many out of work and in need of basic
necessities such as food, shelter and medical care," said Thomas F. Farrell
II, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Dominion. "As we
celebrate our blessings during this holiday season, we also must feel the
plight of those facing hunger."
The grants are being made through The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic
arm of Dominion Resources, one of the nation's largest energy producers.
Foundation grants are funded by shareholder dollars and are not borne by
Grants are being awarded to: Virginia; District of Columbia; Maryland; the
Midwest; New England; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Texas, and
West Virginia. A detailed list is available at:
An example of these contributions is a grant to the Foodbank of Southeastern
Virginia, in Norfolk, to support the Mobile Pantry Program. The mobile pantry
"hits the road" providing much-needed food, at no charge, directly to
vulnerable populations such as children, seniors, and those with limited
Dominion and The Dominion Foundation's total giving is expected to reach more
than $20 million this year. The company is proud that its employees average
approximately 150,000 volunteer hours annually to various charitable and
community programs designed to improve life in the localities where the
company operates its energy facilities.
Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy.
Dominion operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems and
serves retail energy customers in 15 states. For more information about
Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com.
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Contact: Daisy Pridgen, +1-804-771-6115, Daisy.Pridgen@dom.com; Le-Ha
Anderson, +1-703-796-9308, Le-Ha.Anderson@dom.com; Bonita B. Harris,
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