Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Dominion Energy Awards Grant to Williamsburg Nonprofit

Dominion Energy has announced recipients of grants 206 nonprofit organizations in eight states to help feed, house and care for people in need. (Courtesy of Dominion Energy)

WILLIAMSBURG — The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation announced on Sept. 7 that it has awarded grants to many nonprofit organizations, including Avalon: A Center for Women and Children in Williamsburg.

The grant awarded to Avalon will be put towards purchasing and installing generators at the organization’s apartment buildings, which house survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

According to its website, Avalon has a mission of domestic and sexual violence by breaking the cycle of abuse through prevention, education, shelter and support services in the Williamsburg and Middle Peninsula communities. It serves approximately 1,500 women, children and men each year from Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Poquoson, New Kent, West Point, and Charles City, as well as the Middle Peninsula of Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex, King and Queen, and King William counties.

To learn more about the services offered through Avalon, visit its website.

If you or someone you know needs assistance, call Avalon: A Center for Women and Children at (757) 258-5051.

If you or someone you know needs assistance, call Avalon at (757) 258-5051.

This latest round of grants awarded more than $1.5 million to 206 organizations in eight states.

“The pandemic amplified the most basic human needs including food, shelter and medical care,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, President of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. “We are proud to support these worthy non-profits across our footprint, making a tremendous impact in their local communities. This work is more important now than ever.”

Those awarded the grants are located in states that encompass the Dominion Energy. Other organizations that received grants include:

  • Always Home (Mystic, Connecticut) to provide homelessness prevention and shelter diversion of low-income families with minor children.
  • Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio (Canton, Ohio) to help low-income homeowners in Canton, Ohio make necessary repairs to their homes they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford.
  • Autism Society of North Carolina (Raleigh, North Carolina) to provide recreational, educational and therapeutic camping experiences for campers with autism and therapeutic camping experiences for campers with autism.
  • Edisto Indian Free Medical Clinic (Ridgeville, South Carolina) to provide free primary medical care, medications and laboratory tests for low-income individuals and families.
  • Children’s Center (Salt Lake City, Utah) to provide comprehensive mental health services to young children who have experienced trauma and need additional support beyond outpatient services.

To learn more about Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, visit its website.

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