Dominion Energy supports Outer Bankers facing medical crises

Published 5:08 pm Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Outer Banks Relief Foundation was awarded a $10,000 Critical Community Needs Grant from Dominion Energy to be used for the foundation’s unmet needs. That means when a local family is facing a debilitating disease, illness, accident or other tragedy, the Relief Foundation will be able to help keep a household stable – with housing and food support – for longer periods of time.

“This critical needs grant from Dominion Energy will allow us to say yes when local families come back a second time for assistance with mortgage payments or other household expenses. Medical crises are unpredictable by nature. A few months of assistance may not be enough to keep a roof over a family’s head or food on the table,” says Patty McKenna, Relief Foundation executive director. During the last few months, three families have come back for additional assistance when their medical crises persisted and compromised their ability to work as usual.

About the Outer Banks Relief Foundation

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Since 2005, the Outer Banks Relief Foundation has provided support for people who live or work on the Outer Banks and are burdened with financial difficulties due to a debilitating disease, illness or other tragedy. Through fundraising events and the generosity of community philanthropists, the Nags Head-based foundation has been able to distribute over $1.8 million in financial assistance to 938 local families facing crises like cancer, organ failure, ALS, house fires and so many more life-changing events.

About the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation

Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D). Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed $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. Visit www.DominionEnergy.com to learn more.

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