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Dominion Virginia Power Volunteers Help Make Rain Barrels in Falls Church Event

 

rainbarrelOver 50 employees of Dominion Virginia Power volunteered their time at the City Property Yard in Falls Church this morning to help construct over 300 rain barrels that will later be sold at a discount to citizens in the region. The effort is part of Dominion’s pro-environment and pro-volunteerism initiatives, and Dominion CEO Paul Koonce was on hand to present $1 million in grants to four regional conservationist organizations during a press conference in mid-morning.

 

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Falls Church Mayor Robin Gardner addressed over 50 Dominion Virginia Power volunteers and a stable of regional dignitaries at the rain barrel-making event in Falls Church this morning. Over Gardner’s shoulder is one of the 300 rain barrels built this morning, and at the far left is Dominion CEO Paul Koonce. (Photo: News-Press)

 

Over 50 employees of Dominion Virginia Power volunteered their time at the City Property Yard in Falls Church this morning to help construct over 300 rain barrels that will later be sold at a discount to citizens in the region. The effort is part of Dominion’s pro-environment and pro-volunteerism initiatives, and Dominion CEO Paul Koonce was on hand to present $1 million in grants to four regional conservationist organizations during a press conference in mid-morning.

Volunteers began arriving at 6:30 a.m. for today’s event and resumed their work after the press conference. Public officials present for the press conference included Falls Church Mayor Robin Gardner, who made remarks on behalf of her colleagues, Fairfax County Supervisors Penny Gross and John Faust, State Sens. Mary Margaret Whipple and Patsy Ticer, State Dels. Jim Scott and Bob Brink as well as Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields and Assistant City Manager Cindy Mester.

Koonce said that Dominion has adopted a new policy goal of having 50 percent of its employees in the state engage in volunteer activities in any given year, and that the progress toward that goal will be closely monitored.