Natural gas companies located in West Virginia today announced a combined donation of more than $350,000 to the America Red Cross West Virginia Region for flood recovery and disaster assistance efforts resulting from last week’s torrential flooding in parts of the state.
Robert Orndorff, Dominion Resources’ State Director of Public Affairs, notified the Red Cross of the gift today on behalf of the industry partners.
“Last week’s flood has impacted the entire state. We live here, have offices here, and local employees here. West Virginians support each other during tough times, and the gas industry is proud to be part of that tradition.” said Orndorff. “We are thankful for the American Red Cross’ great work during disasters and hope this donation will go a long way in helping them assist West Virginians in this time of need as they recover from the devastating flood waters.”
Orndorff is also a member of the West Virginia Red Cross Board of Directors.
The American Red Cross West Virginia Region Chief Executive Officer, Erica said, “Today’s pledge by the natural gas industry will help to ensure that the Red Cross is able to assist those suffering loss of home, property, or without the basic essentials to survive. On behalf of those in need, we thank the natural gas industry and the individual natural gas companies for their financial gifts.”
Mani said the following companies have committed to providing assistance:
For additional information, contact the Red Cross at 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767). Individuals can help by donating to the West Virginia Floods by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word WVFLOODS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations to West Virginia Floods enable the Red Cross to help people prepare for, respond to and recover from these disasters.