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Keep Ohio Beautiful Receives Grant from Dominion Energy for Community Environmental Cleanup Kits
- The grant will provide community environmental clean-up kits to Cleveland’s 29 Community Development Corporations
- Dominion Energy has donated $1.3M to environmental education and stewardship initiatives.
Keep Ohio Beautiful will provide community environmental clean-up kits to Cleveland’s 29 Community Development Corporations thanks to a 15,000 grant from Dominion Energy.
Keep Ohio Beautiful is one of 118 organizations selected for this year’s Dominion Energy environmental stewardship grants. The competitive grants support education and stewardship projects that preserve, enhance or make nature more accessible.
“Keep Ohio Beautiful is very excited to receive this grant funding through the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation for these community environmental cleanup kits to benefit Cleveland’s 29 Community Development Corporations. While the typical types of litter haven’t decreased, PPE litter has certainly gone up, which is getting into drainage systems and waterways, while also being found in our rivers and Lake Erie, stated Michael Mennett, executive director of Keep Ohio Beautiful,”
The grant to Keep Ohio Beautiful will provide community cleanup kits that will be utilized by staff, volunteers, and all of the Community Development Corporation residents to conduct a cleanup on their street, neighborhood, park, school, or business to pick-up litter and recyclable items.
“These grants support programs and people dedicated to making our world a better, more livable place for future generations,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. “It’s a privilege to support these community efforts to improve the environment and provide environmental education opportunities.”
The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has awarded $1.3 million in grants to organizations working to improve natural spaces or teach about the environment. Over the last 15 years, Dominion Energy has donated over $37 million to a wide variety of environmental projects across its footprint.
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