Because our electric and gas companies provide a service that is essential to the quality of life, Dominion devotes special resources to help families in financial need heat their homes during the winter or stay cooler during the summer.
In Virginia, northeastern North Carolina and eastern Ohio, Dominion’s EnergyShare program helps people facing a financial crisis to pay their winter heating bill. In Virginia and North Carolina, the assistance can be used for any kind of heat – oil, natural gas, kerosene, wood or electricity. In Ohio, the program pays for Dominion gas bills only. The program provides a one-time payment of last resort for those who have exhausted other forms of assistance or who do not qualify for such help.
For Virginia residents with a medical need for cooling during hot summer months, assistance may also be available through the designated EnergyShare agencies or through partnerships with area agencies on aging and other social service organizations.
To make a donation to EnergyShare
To request EnergyShare information or assistance
In other states, The Dominion Foundation contributes to a variety of fuel funds managed by social service charities or state agencies – Dollar Energy Fund in West Virginia (www.dollarenergy.org), Operation Fuel in Connecticut (www.operationfuel.org) [link to news release], Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund (www.rigoodneighbor.com), North Shore Community Action Programs, Inc., in Massachusetts (www.nscap.org), and the Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund (www.kwwf.org) are a few examples.
Virginia: Fan Care Program
North Carolina: Project Fan/Heat Relief