Dominion Volunteers Team Up with Rebuilding Together to Preserve Affordable Housing in Alexandria

Business and Professional

July 29, 2015


This past week, 15 volunteers from Dominion were armed with drills and hammers, faucets and p-traps, grab bars and paint to help an elderly Alexandria woman live in a safer, healthier home. Projects included replacing rotted fascia board, installing new gutters, replacing door handles, installing new sink faucets and grab bars, and more.

"Dominion is proud to support Rebuilding Together Alexandria's work to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize the Alexandria community by providing free home repairs and modifications. Volunteering with Rebuilding Together reflects the commitment of our employees to the communities in which we serve," stated Deborah Johnson, Manager-Regional State & Local Affairs. 

"Enlisting the help of Dominion employees to make these upgrades is important since most of our clients live near the poverty level and can't afford to make such repairs. By improving our clients' housing conditions, we help them remain active members of their neighborhood and in turn help our city remain economically, socially and culturally diverse," shared Katharine Dixon, President & CEO. 

With the help of funders and volunteers, Rebuilding Together Alexandria works to preserve housing affordability and revitalizes the Alexandria community by providing free, safe, and healthy home repairs.  These upgrades are important since most of Rebuilding Together Alexandria's clients live near the poverty level.  Rebuilding Together Alexandria has worked on more than 1,800 projects in Alexandria since its inception more than 30 years ago, improving the lives of thousands. To date, in-kind donations of labor and materials have resulted in $7 million worth of value.

Dominion Virginia Power is a subsidiary of Dominion (NYSE: D), one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with operations in 14 states. Dominion has a portfolio of approximately 20,400 megawatts of generation and 6,455 miles of electric transmission lines, and operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 928 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves utility and retail energy customers in 13 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com/.

Rebuilding Together is always looking for partners and clients who could benefit from their services.  To learn more, visit www.rebuildingtogetheralex.org or call 703-836-1021.