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Dominion Energy commits $1M to relief efforts

PARKERSBURG — The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation is committing $1 million to aid COVID-19 relief efforts across the United States.

The funds will support national organizations, such as the American Red Cross, and address local needs.

Dominion Energy committed $750,000 to nonprofits to assist communities where the more than 7 million customers in 18 states where Dominion Energy serves. Donations to local organizations will address needs as dictated by response plans.

Dominion Energy also committed $250,000 to the American Red Cross as it continues to mobilize efforts to respond to the outbreak of coronavirus in the United States.

“The health and well-being of customers and employees is Dominion Energy’s top priority. We are helping customers and communities we serve during this difficult time by maintaining reliable service and providing support and relief to those affected,” said Dominion Energy Chairman, President and CEO Thomas F. Farrell, II. “Our contributions to these organizations will help provide the means to lessen the impact of this outbreak.”

The concerns over the coronavirus have caused a drop in blood drives, according to the American Red Cross.

“The Red Cross is proud to count Dominion Energy as a partner to help us deliver our lifesaving mission nationwide due to the coronavirus outbreak,” said Don Herring, chief development officer at the American Red Cross. “As concerns about the coronavirus have grown here in the U.S., the number of cancelled blood drives has increased exponentially. The need for blood will continue as the outbreak grows, and we are grateful for the support from Dominion Energy to help those in need at this critical time.”

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