Dominion donates to Cover 3

Published 9:45 pm Thursday, January 26, 2017

Cover 3 Foundation, a Franklin-based nonprofit that serves children in Western Tidewater and Central Virginia, was the recipient of a $5,000 grant awarded recently by the Dominion Foundation, the charitable arm of Dominion Resources.

The grant from Dominion will support the organization’s C3 Kids’ Meals Program, which serves healthy and nutritious meals to children outside of school hours, when they are most vulnerable to food insecurity.

According to Greg Scott, CEO and Founder of Cover 3 Foundation, the organization distributed more than 250,000 after-school meals in 2016.

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“Every child in our program receives a meal or snack approved by the Virginia Department of Health,” Scott stated in a press release.

“This generous grant from Dominion helps to purchase the food and supplies, as well as to cover some of the transportation costs associated with making deliveries to the after-school programs. The money will go to good use and we are very grateful for it.”

A former pro football player for the Washington Redskins and the Cincinnati Bengals, Scott named his foundation for a football term, the Cover 3 defensive scheme.

“I learned a lot of great things in football, and I try to share my insights with others,” he said. “If you have a good attitude, a good work ethic and good commitment, you’ll go far in life.”

In the fourth quarter of 2016, the Dominion Foundation awarded $1 million through a competitive grant process to 140 nonprofit organizations in 13 states to address critical community needs, with special emphasis on programs that provide shelter, access to health care and food security in areas served by Dominion.

More than 300 applications were considered, with selections made based on an organization’s demonstrated ability to serve communities, meet basic human needs and prevent future need.