RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Dominion Virginia Power is providing money to help customers struggling to pay their bills.
The utility service is donating $1 million to a heating and cooling assitance program called Energy Share.
Payments go directly to energy vendors and every cent donated goes to benefit those in need because Dominion and social service agencies pay for the program’s administrative expenses.
Funds come from tax-deductible donations from customers, stockholders, employees, EnergyShare Partners and Dominion. Funds are distributed through a network of nonprofit health and human service agencies.
Last year, EnergyShare spent more than $4 million to assist customers in need.
Dominion customers in financial need can apply to qualify for up to three-hundred dollars that would go towards their summer energy bill. You can apply for EnergyShare assistance at an EnergyShare agency near you.