One of the largest utility companies in Virginia has donated corporate and employee gifts amounting to more than $11,000 to the 2015 campaign of United Way of Southwest Virginia.
According to Alison Hicks, United Way Director of Resource Development, Dominion Resources, Inc., commonly referred to as Dominion, has made a corporate donation of $5,000, and its employees at the Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center in Wise County, Virginia, donated more than $6,000 to the organization.

“Dominion, as one of our corporate partners, is crucial to improving the lives of people in Southwest Virginia. Dominion understands the importance of building a strong community that provides vital services for its citizens,” said Travis Staton, United Way Chief Executive Office. “I am thankful for the generosity of Dominion and all our corporate partners. We are so much stronger when we all work together.”

Joe R. Thornberry, senior safety specialist at Dominion, said, “Dominion and Dominion’s employees at the Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center in Wise County, Virginia, are proud to partner with United Way of Southwest Virginia as it assists the many non-profit organizations doing great work in the region. These fine organizations are critical to maintaining the vitality and humanity of Southwest Virginia.”

According to Gregory Edwards, external affairs representative for Dominion Virginia Power, the power company is built on a legacy of public service, investing in the environment, education and community vitality.