21 Organizations, 1 Day: Dominion Volunteers Helping Veterans
• Dominion Foundation awards $21,000 to organizations that assist veterans
• Employees in eight states complete volunteer work in one day, May 22
• Supporting photos and videos can be downloaded at:
RICHMOND, Va. – More than 350 Dominion employees in eight states and Washington, D.C., will set aside Wednesday, May 22, to volunteer their time and skills to 21 nonprofit organizations that serve active military, veterans and their spouses and children.
Volunteers will work on projects in Connecticut, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Activities include making repairs and improvements at the homes of disabled veterans; landscaping and planting vegetable gardens; and serving as escorts to 100 veterans visiting WWII Memorial Washington,D.C.
“We are grateful for any opportunity to support our nation’s active duty service members, veterans and their families,” said Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We salute them for their dedication and sacrifices. Our employees, many of whom are
veterans themselves, will proudly work side-by side with them on May 22 helping to improve their living conditions and their lives.”
The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion, will provide $1,000 grants to each of the 21 nonprofit organizations including Operation Stand Down in Ohio, Virginia Supportive Housing, Feed Our Vets in New York, and a Disabled American Veterans chapter in West Virginia.
Dominion has a long history of supporting the military. The company currently employs 1,400 veterans in 14 states and participates in the Troops to Energy Jobs Program that places transitioning troops to jobs in the energy sector.
Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,000 megawatts of generation, 11,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,400 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage system 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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