Dominion Energy Recognizes United Way

Nov. 30, 2017 – United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg and the Salvation Army were each presented with a Sustaining Partner award for their roles in establishing and administering Dominion Energy’s EnergyShare program over three and a half decades.

EnergyShare began on a small scale in 1982 to help people in the Hampton Roads area experiencing a personal or financial crisis pay their heating bills. Over time, it has grown to provide energy assistance to residents in VirginiaNorth Carolina and Ohio for whatever main source of fuel is used to heat or cool homes.

By providing help when it’s needed the most, EnergyShare can alleviate the pressure of mounting energy bills and help people better manage energy costs in the future. To apply for assistance, customers can call 2-1-1 any time of day for a referral to their local EnergyShare agency. For program and eligibility details, visit



About United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg empowers individuals and addresses systemic problems to provide everyone with a clear path to success. We do this by conducting research, funding programs and organizations, driving systems-level change and engaging with individuals in 11 localities across the region. Learn more at