Interfaith Community Outreach nets $20,000 grant

By on February 2, 2018

Lou Williams, Dominion Energy employee, Jenniffer Albanese, ICO executive director, Mike Pringle, ICO board member, Pam Pekrun, Dominion Energy North Carolina external affairs manager.

Interfaith Community Outreach has been awarded a $20,000 Critical Community Needs grant by Dominion Energy.

The grant will be used to help residents access health care, provide cancer outreach programs for transportation and medical assistance, and offer other services for cancer clients.

Dominion Energy has jump-started the new year with more than $1 million in grants to organizations like Interfaith Community Outreach that help feed, shelter and care for people in need across the company’s footprint.

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Donations will be shared by 161 nonprofit organizations providing critical community services in 11 states. In North Carolina, six organizations, including Interfaith Community Outreach, will share $55,000 for meeting essential community needs.

The mission of Interfaith Community Outreach is to provide assistance to individuals facing a temporary emergency crisis in Dare and Currituck counties, bridging the gap in local communities, so no one will face an emergency crisis alone.

ICO provides its emergency gap services to residents of Dare and Currituck counties who have no other place to turn for help.

During the nonprofit’s 13 years of service to the Outer Banks, more than 7,000 families have received assistance and more than $2,000,000 in monetary outreach has been given back to our community.

“While many of us look forward to a new year, we recognize that many people in our communities struggle to afford the basics needed for a secure, healthy and productive life,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.

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“These grants will help fill critical needs for nutritious food, safe shelter and the medical care essential for a better future.”

This is the third year that the company has given more than $1 million in Critical Community Needs through its charitable arm, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.

Dominion Energy, headquartered in Richmond, is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy. The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion Energy.

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The foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and encourage community vitality.

ICO asks that if you know someone in crisis, have them call (252) 480-0070, or visit the office at 115 Mustian Street in Kill Devil Hills.

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