Dominion Supports Red Cross Disaster Relief With $50,000 Gift

October 16, 2002

NEW ORLEANS -- The Dominion Foundation donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to assist with recovery efforts in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili.

Dominion presented two $25,000 checks, one to the Southeast Louisiana Chapter in New Orleans and another to the Acadiana Chapter in Lafayette. The contribution will be used to provide emergency services such as food, clothing, shelter, counseling and other assistance to people affected by the storms.

"People's lives were changed forever by the flooding and devastation that they left behind," said Tim Parker, senior vice president and general manager offshore, Dominion Exploration & Production. "Many of our employees and their families were also victims of the flood waters and wind damage."

"Dominion is making this donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund because we want to be a good corporate citizen to aid the people of those areas," Parker said.

Dominion Exploration & Production, Inc. a subsidiary of Dominion, is among the largest independent domestic natural gas and oil exploration and production companies in North America, operating in most major basins in North America. The company has 1,110 employees nationwide and in Canada, with approximately 300 located in its New Orleans office.

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

Dominion, headquartered in Richmond, Va., is one of the nation's largest producers of energy, with a production capability of 2.7 trillion British Thermal Units (BTUs) of energy per day. The company has a power generation portfolio of more than 19,000 megawatts, which is expected to grow to more than 28,000 megawatts by 2005. Dominion has 7,600 miles of interstate natural gas pipeline with more than 650 billion cubic feet of annual natural gas throughput. Dominion also serves 3.8 million retail natural gas and electric customers. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's web site at

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