The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy has destroyed homes along the east coast and left millions without power, making it the second costliest hurricane in US history. Now Cirro Energy and its parent company Dominion are working to support disaster relief efforts and get people the help they need.
During the widespread power outages caused by Sandy at the end of October, Dominion worked around the clock to restore power to more than 320,000 customers along the east coast. Power was fully restored by the first day of November.
However, even with power up and running again in most places, the battle isn’t over. Dominion has donated an additional $25,000 to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts in New Jersey and New York, and also several $10,000 grants to relief efforts in Connecticut, Maryland, Ohio, and West Virginia.
Additionally, crews were deployed to provide labor for cleanup and restoration projects in impacted areas. Locally in Texas, Cirro Energy employees created “Jeans for our Northeast Friends,” a fundraiser hosted by the Cirro family the week of Nov. 12 – 16 to raise money for families affected by Sandy. Dominion is also committed to matching employee donations to nonprofit groups for disaster relief.
For more information about Cirro Energy, visit www.cirroenergy.com. For more information about Dominion, visit www.dom.com. Make sure to check back with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for updates on the total amount on money raised for the disaster relief program.