Dominion donates $1M to heating assistance program

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Posted: Nov 23, 2009 12:48 PM

Dominion Resources Inc. is donating $1 million to a program that helps families pay heating bills.

The donation to EnergyShare follows a $1 million contribution that Dominion made in October.

EnergyShare helps people experiencing unemployment or other financial problems heat their homes after other forms of assistance have been exhausted. Payments on behalf of the recipients go directly to the energy vendors.

Dominion Chairman and Chief Executive Thomas F. Farrell II said Monday that the company recognizes its customers are being affected by economic hardships that haven't been seen in several generations.

EnergyShare is supported by donations from the company's customers and employees.