Dominion awards United Way grant

Dominion, which recently has built a natural gas processing and fractionating plant in Natrium, W.Va., has awarded a $5,000 grant through its Dominion Foundation to the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley.

Christine Mitchell, compliance coordinator for the Natrium facility, presented the check to George Smoulder, executive director, United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley.

Agencies supported by the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley include the Family Service Association, Ohio River Valley Council of Boys Scouts of America, River Council of the American Red Cross and Brooke County Committee on Aging, which oversees the Brooke County Senior Center and its senior nutrition program.

Smoulder said the funds will be used to help support United Way agencies that nurture children and youth, increase self-sufficiency, strengthen families and individuals, support older people, promote health and wellness for all ages, and assist those facing disaster or crisis.

“We’re very grateful to Dominion for this generous grant,” Smoulder said. “Needs may change from day to day, but our agencies are always prepared to help the needs that arise. The funds from the Dominion Foundation will mean a great deal to those residents receiving vital services from our agencies.”

“This grant is just a small token of our unwavering appreciation of the many community-minded, selfless people that add so much to the quality of life in the Upper Ohio Valley,” said Chuck Penn, manager of media and community relations for Dominion.

For information about the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley, please visit the website at, or visit the agency’s Facebook page at United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley.