Dominion Energy Makes Generous Donation to Healthy Harrison

By Connect-Bridgeport Staff on January 10, 2018 via Connect-Bridgeport.com

Healthy Harrison will be receiving a generous donation from Dominion Energy on January 11th, 2018 at the coalition’s quarterly board meeting. The $11,450 grant will be used to support Healthy Harrison’s second Workplace Wellness Program, which is to begin in February with 50 United Hospital Center Employees. The 10 week program is focused on creating positive behavior change in the in the fields of nutrition, motivation and exercise. Employees are given access to a Fitbit Tracker, Local Coaches, and access to Good Measures. Healthy Harrison recently completed a beta test with the City of Clarksburg, and it is the interest of the coalition to replicate the results and strengthen the program before making it available for other organizations within the county.
 
The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation Grant will be used for supplies, incentives, a communications platform, and participant rewards. “We have received tremendous support from West Virginia University and United Hospital Center, so to gain additional support from a local business like Dominion Energy is very exciting,” stated Brock Malcolm, President of Healthy Harrison. “Our coalition is seeking to measurably improve the health and wellness of the citizens in our community; therefore, receiving funding from a community pillar like Dominion Energy really ignites our mission to make a difference in Harrison County.” 
 
Brian Sheppard, VP of Pipeline Operations for Dominion Energy said, “We believe that a healthy community is a strong community and we are glad to be a part of this great initiative in Harrison County.” Dominion Energy, headquartered in Richmond, is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy. The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion Energy. Dominion Energy has operated in Harrison County for nearly 120 years. 



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