Virginia Natural Gas made a $30,000 donation this week to EnergyShare. From left are George Faatz, manager of legislative and community affairs, Virginia Natural Gas; Brett Meredith, captain of the Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command; and Robert Duvall, vice president of operations, Virginia Natural Gas.
Virginia Natural Gas made a $30,000 donation this week to EnergyShare. From left are George Faatz, manager of legislative and community affairs, Virginia Natural Gas; Brett Meredith, captain of the Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command; and Robert Duvall, vice president of operations, Virginia Natural Gas.

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VNG donates to EnergyShare

Published 10:47pm Thursday, March 6, 2014

Virginia Natural Gas has made a $30,000 donation to the EnergyShare program to help local folks in need pay their heating bills.

The prolonged winter weather has caused residents to use more energy to heat their homes compared to last year, according to a press release from Virginia Natural Gas. The increase will result in higher utility bills, which could be a hardship for struggling families.

On Thursday, Virginia Natural Gas representatives Robert Duvall, vice president of operations, and George Faatz, manager of legislative and community affairs, presented a $30,000 check to the EnergyShare program.

The supplemental energy assistance program, which is considered a last resort for households that have already exhausted all other forms of federal and state financial assistance, provides individuals and families a grant once per winter heating season.

You can help your neighbors stay warm by donating to EnergyShare. Mail a check to EnergyShare, P.O. Box 91717, Richmond, VA 23291-9717.

Those needing assistance should contact the Salvation Army, 539-5201 or 400 Bank St., to be screened for eligibility.

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