RICHMOND, Va-- The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation is donating $1 million dollars to COVID-19 relief efforts locally and across 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."
Dominion Energy will donate $750,000 to local organizations that are working to provide for communities in need. They will also donate $250,000 to the American Red Cross as they mobilize to provide aid across the nation.
"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."
Dominion is continuing to not disconnect services due to non-payment. Customers who have been disconnected due to non-payment can contact Dominion to be reconnected.
They are also planning to waive late fees and reconnection fees once they get approval from utility commissions.