Clarksburg Mission, United Way Receive Part of $1 Million in Donations from Dominion

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | January 20, 2018
As part of its ongoing commitment to communities, Dominion Energy is jump-starting the new year with more than $1 million in Critical Community Needs grants to help feed, shelter and care for people in need across the company’s footprint. Donations will be shared by 161 nonprofit organizations providing critical community services in 11 states. A state-by-state listing of all recipients and videos of selected programs are posted online.

“While many of us look forward to a new year, we recognize that many people in our communities struggle to afford the basics needed for a secure, healthy and productive life,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. “These grants will help fill critical needs for nutritious food, safe shelter and the medical care essential for a better future.”

This is the third year that the company has given more than $1 million in Critical Community Needs through its charitable arm, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.

In W.Va., the following 14 organizations will share $100,000 as they strive to meet essential community needs:

Operation Warm, Inc. - a statewide effort providing brand-new winter coats to over 3000 schoolchildren in need.

Covenant House, Inc. in Charleston, W.Va. - providing stable housing and improved access to healthy food, serving over 41,400 visitors a year.

KVC Health Systems, Inc. in Charleston, W.Va. - operating a cafeteria for students attending the academic institution designed for adolescents who have exited the foster care system. 
Clarksburg Mission in Clarksburg, W.Va. - servicing those experiencing chronic homelessness across nine counties in North Central W.Va. as they transition into permanent supportive housing.
United Way of Harrison County in Clarksburg, W.Va. - working toward food security, sheltering victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and homelessness. 
Monongahela General Hospital Foundation in Morgantown, W.Va - constructing a new regional radiation therapy center in response to a growing population of cancer patients, including 11,770 new cases in W.Va. in 2016. 

Pantry Plus More, Inc. in Morgantown, W.Va. - providing free food, toiletries, school supplies and clothing to students in need in a convenient and safe atmosphere located inside four schools.

Mountain Heart Community Services, Inc. in Oceana, W.Va. - serving up to 150 impoverished children every month through the Baby Pantry, providing basic food and supplies necessary for survival. 
FaithLink in partnership with Community Resources Inc., in Parkersburg, W.Va. - providing transportation to 370 impoverished riders seeking access to healthcare appointments or transportation home from the hospital. 
Old Man Rivers Mission in Parkersburg, W.Va. - providing food for the homeless, disabled and impoverished, serving approximately 600 families each month.  
Passionate Volunteers, Inc. in Pineville, W.Va. - serving the disadvantaged, disabled and elderly in the southern coal fields of W.Va. by repairing homes and supporting food pantries. 
Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley Vienna, W.Va. - providing housing for a family of four in critical need .
Big Creek People in Action, Inc. in War, W.Va. - providing critical housing rehabilitation needs for low income and elderly residents in McDowell County, an area with the lowest standard of housing in W.Va.              
Doddridge County Family Resource Network in West Union, W.Va. - providing weekend backpacks filled with food and hygiene products for 180 children in extreme poverty

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