May 13, 2020

Office of Delegate Lashrecse Aird
Contact: Jameson Babb
Phone: 804-452-7076

Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
Contact: Audrey Cannon
Phone: 804-771-6115

Pathways-VA, Inc.
Contact: Juanita Epps
Phone: 804-862-1104 x311



PETERSBURG, VA – Delegate Lashrecse Aird is pleased to announce an emergency charitable contribution in the amount of $90,000 from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation to aid in the reconnection of homes without running water in the City of Petersburg. In conjunction with Pathways-VA, Inc., funds will be allocated on behalf of the accounts that were disconnected prior to the declaration of public health emergency but have remained disconnect during this pandemic due to a past due balance.

Delegate Aird released the following statement as a result of her coordination with both organizations to secure the funds:

“During this pandemic, one household without water is a household too many. I take comfort in knowing that as result of the Commissioner’s order, their suffering has ended,” said Delegate Lashrecse Aird.  “I am especially grateful to the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation and Pathways-VA, Inc., for each of their roles in offering this relief. I worry deeply about families during this pandemic and well after which is why I am excited that this money will be available to support families in need now and into the future. It is truly a testament to the generosity and collaboration of both organizations that during this critical time for vulnerable communities they’ve stepped up in a major way.”

“Dominion Energy is focused, as always, on supporting the communities we serve,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. “We are pleased to be able to make this contribution to Pathways to support families in need.  During this present emergency, we are especially focused on essential human needs and water is as essential as it gets.”“Our organization has been about the work of supporting the community in the City of Petersburg,” said Juanita Epps. “I want to thank Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation for their support in providing these needed funds during this emergency for residents in Petersburg living without water.”

Should any resident find themselves in need of access to water at any point they should contact the office of Del. Aird immediately at 804-452-7076 or by email at

About Delegate Aird
Delegate Lashrecse Aird was sworn into the Virginia House of Delegates in 2016.  She represents the 63rd District which includes the City of Petersburg, the County of Dinwiddie and parts of the County of Chesterfield.

About the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
More than 7 million customers in 20 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D). Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed nearly $48 million in 2019 to community causes. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and encourage community vitality. Please visit to learn more.

About Pathways
As an organization, the mission is to build pathways to education and employment, good health, and a revitalized community. The organization celebrates and embraces the gift and richness of diversity and is committed to recognizing and responding to the value of the human spirit in every person. Pathways, formerly Petersburg Urban Ministries, was begun in 1995 as an inter-faith community development corporation. It was incorporated in 1997 and received its 501(c)3 status in 1998.