CLEVELAND, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Local Ohio Salvation Army offices are now accepting applications for Dominion East Ohio's EnergyShare program that helps families who have exhausted all other forms of winter energy assistance. EnergyShare is entering its 13th year in Ohio.
To qualify for one-time EnergyShare assistance, a person must live in the Dominion service area, be a Dominion customer and must have:
- A household income no higher than 175 percent of the federal poverty level, be unemployed or demonstrate a need for assistance;
- Exhausted all other state and federal energy assistance; and
- Received a shutoff notice or have their service already disconnected.
Dominion works with local Salvation Army offices to help eligible participants. Every dollar contributed to this fund goes to pay recipients' Dominion East Ohio heating bills.
EnergyShare is supported by donations from Dominion customers, employees and EnergyShare partners. Dominion covers the program's administrative costs, allowing all donations to go toward paying heating bills. Local Salvation Army offices in the Dominion service area accept applications for EnergyShare assistance and administer distribution of the funds. In the past decade, EnergyShare has helped more than 62,000 area people, including more than 6,200 last year.
Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 23,500 megawatts of generation, 11,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,400 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 947 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in 15 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com.
SOURCE Dominion East Ohio