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Dominion Energy commits $5 million to social justice, community rebuilding

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Posted at 11:55 AM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 11:55:02-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Dominion Energy and its charitable foundation are committing $5 million to the fight for racial equality and rebuilding in Virginia and across the company's 20-state footprint.

The company says they will commit $4 million to community nonprofits for social justice, equality, rebuilding and $1 million in grants to help minority-owned, small businesses recover from recent disruptions to their businesses.

"At Dominion Energy, we have a saying that 'Actions Speak Louder.' We share the anger of our communities at the unjustified deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd,” said Thomas F. Farrell, II, the company's chairman, president and chief executive officer.

“Our communities are grieving. Words can evoke empathy, compassion and understanding, but actions truly speak louder. So, we are investing in recovery and reconciliation, and in the vital work of overcoming years of debilitating actions, attitudes and abuses of authority that have traumatized our country."

The company says the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation will also match, dollar-for-dollar, personal donations employees make to qualifying nonprofit organizations. For more information about the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, click here.