CAYCE, S.C. (March 23, 2020) – Dominion Energy South Carolina today announced a $125,000 contribution to the One SC Fund to support a collaborative statewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The contribution is part of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation's $1 million to support national organizations, such as the American Red Cross, as well as to address local needs.
“Dominion Energy is steadfastly committed to the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and communities we serve,” said Rodney Blevins, president of Dominion Energy South Carolina. “We will continue delivering safe, reliable energy and supporting our neighbors in need during this critical time.”
Dominion Energy South Carolina has been a supporter of the One SC Fund during storms dating back to the fund's establishment during the 2015 Thousand-Year Flood. Housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation, the fund was recently activated to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Through experience, we know that building coalitions is essential when responding to community need,” said JoAnn Turnquist, president and CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation. “This coalition, with generous support from companies such as Dominion Energy, will help maximize our resources and local knowledge, and use our collective strengths to respond effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic in our state.”
The three core partners in the One SC: COVID-19 Response Fund – the SC Grantmakers Network, TogetherSC, and the United Way Association of SC – will work together to address gaps in local, regional and statewide response efforts and provide support for communities lacking resources or an organized philanthropic response. One hundred percent of donations to the OneSC Fund will go directly to help South Carolina's COVID-19 response. Nonprofits interested in applying for a grant can get more information at YourFoundation.org/onescgrants.
Dominion Energy is a 24/7 business, and always will be – even in times of uncertainty such as these. The company continues to monitor the current situation and is taking many precautions to safeguard the health of its employees and communities it serves. Customers should not have to worry about losing service during this critical time. The company has suspended all service disconnections for nonpayment, is waiving all late fees and is encouraging residential customers previously disconnected for nonpayment to contact the company for assistance in reconnecting services. The company encourages customers to use its digital tools and other resources for routine self-service and 24/7 online account access, as call wait times many be longer than usual. For more information, visit DominionEnergy.com/coronavirus.
About the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
More than 7 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity and natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D). Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed nearly $48 million in 2019 to community causes. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and encourage community vitality. Please visit www.DominionEnergy.com to learn more.