Dominion Energy Donates to Nonprofits in Western North Carolina Meeting Critical Community Needs

- Company provides funds to address housing, health care and food security
- Fourteen grants were awarded in North Carolina and five in the Asheville region

GASTONIA, N.C. (Aug. 30, 2021) – The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has awarded grants to five nonprofit organizations in Western North Carolina to help feed, house and care for people in need. These donations come on the heels of Dominion Energy’s support of the Red Cross to help those impacted by flooding in Haywood County.

“We are appreciative of this grant from Dominion Energy that will allow us to remove just one of the many barriers parents are navigating in today’s world,” said Jamie Wiener, Executive Director of Children and Family Resource Center. “Brain development begins even before birth and we are thankful for the opportunity to provide the babies in Henderson County with the formula and diapers needed for the healthy start that all children deserve so they can have bright future.”

Applications were open to eligible organizations in states across Dominion Energy’s footprint. North Carolina recipients include:

  • ABCCM Medical Ministry, Asheville – To continue telehealth medical visits for the uninsured.
  • Mountain Housing Opportunities Inc., Asheville – For the Emergency Home Repair program to allow the elderly to live more safely in their home and enjoy better accessibility.
  • Children and Family Resource Center, Hendersonville – To support a bank that provides diapers, wipes and formula.
  • Community Housing Coalition, Marshall – To help fund the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Volunteer Home Repair Program where volunteers conduct urgent home repairs to residents in need.
  • Beacon of Hope, Marshall – To address food insecurity for low-income residents.

“The global pandemic amplified the most basic human needs including food, shelter and medical care,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. “We are proud to support these worthy non-profits across our footprint, doing great things for their local communities. This work is more important now than ever.”

As part of Dominion Energy’s Critical Community Needs grant program, more than $1.5 million was distributed to 206 organizations across 8 states. This is the sixth year the company has awarded more than $1 million to meet critical community needs. For more on charitable giving programs and a full list of recipients, visit Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.

About the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
More than 7 million customers in 16 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D). Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed more than $58 million in 2020 to community causes. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education, and encourage community vitality. Please visit to learn more. 

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