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Help with heating bills: Dominion donates $1M to program to assist Virginians after cold snap

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RICHMOND, Virginia — Dominion Virginia Power says it is contributing $1 million to a program to help customers struggling to pay high heating bills brought on by recent frigid temperatures.

The utility announced its contribution to the EnergyShare program Wednesday. EnergyShare is a program of last resort for the elderly, the ill and anyone facing financial hardships from unemployment or family crisis and needing help paying energy bills. Payments go directly to the energy vendor on behalf of the customer.

Eligible residents can receive a payment of up to $600 per heating season to pay for any energy source — oil, wood, kerosene, natural gas, propane or electricity.

Since the program began, Dominion and its customers, employees and retirees have contributed more than $60 million to help more than 700,000 people.

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