Oct 17, 2013
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Replacing osprey platforms, restoring a greenhouse, beautifying state parks and harvesting vegetables are some of the projects volunteers from Dominion Resources and its subsidiaries will undertake during the company's annual "Putting Our Energy to Work for the Environment" fall campaign.
The campaign, in its 14th year, is funded by the Dominion Foundation, the company's philanthropic arm. The company allows employees to complete volunteer projects on a normal workday and the foundation provides $30,000 for materials and supplies to complete the work.
"Putting Our Energy to Work for the Environment is a program our employees look forward to every year," said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation. "The time and energy they commit to these important projects play a pivotal role in helping improve the quality of life and the natural beauty of the communities where Dominion operates."
Since the program started in 2000, more than 7,000 employees have volunteered and 187 projects have been completed. This year, more than 300 employees will participate.
Most of the work will be completed in October. This year's projects include:
Dominion (NYSE: D) is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy. The Dominion Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well being of the communities served by Dominion companies. Dominion and the Dominion Foundation annually award more than $20 million to causes that protect the environment, promote education and help meet basic human needs. For more information, visit www.dom.com.
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For further information: Daisy Pridgen, (804) 771-6115, Daisy.Pridgen@dom.com; or Chuck Penn, (703) 796-9308, Charles.Penn@dom.com; or Bonita B. Harris, (757) 857-2700, Bonita.B.Harris@dom.com