Dominion Energy awards $15,000 grant to USO South Carolina

Santa Visits Soldiers at the USO as part of USO's Holidays for Heroes

Dominion Energy awards $15,000 grant to USO South Carolina
Grant will fund Holidays for Heroes programs for service members

Columbia, SC. (December 19, 2018) –Dominion Energy has awarded a $15,000 grant to USO South Carolina in support of the USO’s Holidays for Heroes campaign.

“The USO connects service members to family, home and country,” said Joanie Thresher, director of USO South Carolina. “Thanks to the generosity of Dominion Energy, the USO South Carolina will be making the holiday season brighter for our military heroes.”

Holidays for Heroes is designed to bring holiday cheer and a touch of home to service members who are not able to be with their loved ones during the holidays. Spending time away from family and friends during the holidays is tough.

Each year during the holiday season, special events are planned for Fort Jackson’s holiday holdover troops. Because they are far from home, the USO South Carolina designs events to show the service members their community supports them.

“Dominion Energy is wholeheartedly committed to making the holidays brighter for our armed forces personnel and veterans,” said Kristen Beckham, external affairs representative for the company. “Through partnering with wonderful organizations like the USO, Dominion Energy is continuing to look for ways we can say ‘thank you’ to those who bravely protect and defend us every day.”

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About Dominion Energy
Nearly six million customers in 19 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D). The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable, and safe energy and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with over $80 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution, and import/export services. As one of the nation's leading solar operators, the company intends to reduce its carbon intensity 50 percent by 2030. Headquartered in Richmond, Va., Dominion Energy contributes more than $20 million annually to the communities it serves and actively supports veterans and their families. Please visit, Facebook or Twitter to learn more. To find out about Dominion Energy’s proposed merger with SCANA, visit

About the USO South Carolina
USO South Carolina provides a home away from home and a sense of community for over 100,000 service members annually by offering a safe, comfortable, and relaxing lounge as they travel through the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. In addition to the center inside the Columbia Airport, the USO South Carolina serves the military population training at McCrady Training Center with a dayroom and USO in a Box, as well as military applicants at the Military Entrance Processing Station Fort Jackson. USO South Carolina also offers morale-boosting and family-strengthening programs, deployment and redeployment support to help servicemen and women adjust to the duty ahead, resiliency training for families facing multiple deployments, discreet and compassionate escorts and other support for Families of the Fallen. For more information on how you can join our patriotic mission, please visit

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