Dominion Donates $75,000 to Red Cross Disaster Relief

Donation assists victims of April 16 tornadoes in eastern Virginia and North Carolina

RICHMOND, Va., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources Inc., has donated $75,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to help families affected by tornadoes that struck the eastern regions of North Carolina and Virginia on April 16.

"In this time of need, we want to provide a helping hand to the communities, families, friends and neighbors whose lives were changed forever by the destruction the tornadoes left behind," said Rodney Blevins, Dominion's vice president of Distribution Operations. "The families and business owners in these counties are our friends and neighbors as well as our customers. We want to be there for them in this difficult time."

Dominion made a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross to benefit Gloucester, Middlesex and Isle of Wight counties and the city of Williamsburg in Virginia; and a $25,000 donation to the chapter in Bertie County, N.C. The contributions will provide emergency services such as food, clothing, shelter, counseling and other assistance to people affected by the storms.

"We cannot thank Dominion enough for their generous support," said Heather Livingston, executive director, American Red Cross – Hampton Roads chapter. "Because of the care and concern of organizations like Dominion, we are able to be there when people need us most."

The Dominion Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well being of the communities served by Dominion companies, including Dominion Virginia Power and Dominion North Carolina Power.

Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,600 megawatts of generation. Dominion operates 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

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