RICHMOND, Va. – This year marks 31 years of goodwill and more than 100,000 hours of service and giving to neighbors as Dominion recognizes the contributions of 15 individuals during its Volunteer of the Year Celebration.
“Volunteer service is embedded in our core values,” said Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “It is a fundamental aspect of the commitment our company has made to be an engaged, responsible corporate citizen and to enhance the quality of community life wherever we operate.”
Hailing from Connecticut, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, the 2014 Volunteers of the Year will be recognized at awards ceremonies in Richmond, Va. and Akron, Ohio.
These Dominion volunteers dedicate their time and skills to an array of charitable activities -- from helping homeless mothers complete job training to providing medical care for widows and orphans in Guatemala to volunteering at the Veterans Administration Hospital. A wide range of nonprofit organizations have benefited, including those working to revitalize communities, meet human needs, promote education and improve the environment.
In 2014, Dominion and Dominion’s charitable foundation and employees invested more than $18 million in programs that help improve the quality of life for people in the communities where they work and live.
On April 30, Dominion’s longstanding volunteer program received the 2015 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award. The recognition spotlights the outstanding efforts individual and organization volunteers make on behalf of citizens throughout Virginia. For more information about the award, visit: http://www.vaservice.org/go/news/governor_honors_2015_volunteerism_award_winners.
Dominion (NYSE: D), is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy. The Dominion Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion companies. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, support education and promote community vitality. For more information about Dominion, visit www.dom.com.
For photographs of the winners, please visit https://www.dom.com/library/domcom/pdfs/corporate/our-commitments/community/vol-of-the-year-2015.pdf. To learn more about Dominion’s volunteer programs, go to https://www.dom.com/about/community/volunteering-in-the-community.jsp.
For further information: Janell Hancock, 804-771-6115, Janell.M.Hancock@dom.com, Charles Penn, 703-796-9308, Charles.Penn@dom.com, Bonita Harris, 757-857-2700, Bonita.B.Harris@dom.com