September 27, 2004
The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Dominion companies, is contributing $75,000 in disaster relief to help meet the emergency needs of families affected by recent Hurricane Ivan-related flooding in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
The Dominion Foundation is dedicated to the economic, physical and social health of the communities served by the company. The following organizations will receive donations:
- The Salvation Army in Pittsburgh will receive $50,000 to fund a water heater replacement program in a seven-county area for families with incomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.
- The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation will receive $12,500 for the general recovery needs of flood-stricken families in the Parkersburg and Ben’s Run areas of West Virginia.
- The Marietta Community Foundation will receive $7,500 to provide for the immediate needs of affected residents, and will work with the Washington Morgan Community Action Agency and area food pantries, including Newport, New Matamoras, Lowell and Belpre.
- The Ohio Valley Flood Relief Center will receive $5,000 to provide cleaning supplies, clothing and emergency food vouchers to flood-stricken families in Belmont County, Ohio.
"Our company has a long history of service in the communities where our employees and customers live and work," said Jay L. Johnson, chief executive officer and president of Dominion’s energy delivery system. "This contribution is just one part of being a good corporate citizen and a good neighbor in a time of need."
Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers of energy, with an energy portfolio of about 25,500 megawatts of generation, 6.4 trillion cubic feet equivalent of proved natural gas reserves and 7,900 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline. Dominion also operates the nation's largest underground natural gas storage system with more than 960 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves about 5 million retail energy customers in nine states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's Web site at www.dom.com.