(Columbia, SC) – Home Works of America is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $5,000 Critical Community Needs Grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, the non-profit arm of Dominion Energy.
This grant will help bring joy and hope across South Carolina, as Home Works of America provides safety and sanitation repairs to vulnerable homeowners across South Carolina – free of charge. Repairs are critical for the health and safety of each homeowner, and often include the replacement of roofs, siding or other measures – all conducted by youth and adult volunteers in a spirit of compassionate construction. Additionally, Home Works of America will work with Dominion Energy toward making homes more energy efficient, reducing carbon emissions and electric bills for financially distressed homeowners.
“We recognize that many people in our communities struggle to keep a roof over their heads, particularly as South Carolina has experienced record flooding and hurricanes in recent years,” said Kristen Beckham, external affairs representative for Dominion Energy. “Dominion Energy’s grant to Home Works will help this outstanding organization serve even more people in our state with much-needed home repairs as well as energy-efficiency measures.”
“We are grateful to receive this grant from Dominion Energy, which will help us expand our mission in 2018 as we serve homeowners across the great state of South Carolina,” said Joe Huggins, Executive Director. “Dominion Energy has been a strong corporate partner, supporting our organization for the last two years, and we appreciate the company’s compassion for those in need.”