01 Feb Dominion Energy gives early Valentine’s Day gift to Transitions Homeless Center
Dominion Energy donated a 2010 Suburban to Transitions Homeless Center on February 13 that will be used to transport its clients to job interviews, doctor’s appointments, employment fairs, and special enrichment outings.
“We are grateful for this donation as our former vehicle, which we called the Magic School bus (because of its bright yellow exterior), broke down for the last time around Thanksgiving,” said Elizabeth Igleheart, Transitions vice president of advancement. “ With many programs expanding and specializing, the need for us to be able to provide transportation in a timely manner is growing.”
At Dominion, the vehicle was used as a personnel hauler, according to officials, and is part of a 2,400-vehicle fleet for the company.
“Dominion Energy is proud to partner with Transitions as it helps clients find job stability and permanent homes,” said Dominion Energy spokesman Matt Long. “This is part of our continued support to help them fulfill their mission.”
Along with transportation related to healthcare and employment opportunities, the vehicle will be used to take residents on housing hunts, and allow outreach staff to travel to parks, cemeteries, and other areas where unhoused people are known to frequent.
Transitions is the largest homeless facility in South Carolina, offering 260 beds each night and serving approximately 100 people each day in its Day Center. Transitions offers a full range of services to help clients overcome the issues that led to becoming homeless. Assistance is available onsite at Transitions to address healthcare, mental health, substance recovery, financial stability, legal aid, religious support, community engagement, and other issues.
Transitions serves a 13-county area that includes Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, and York.
More than 7 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. 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 more than $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution and import/ export services. The company is committed to achieve net zero carbon dioxide and methane emissions from its power generation and gas infrastructure operations by 2050.