Enriching Richmond, One Skill at a Time
Cheryl Groce-Wright, Executive Director of Neighborhood Resource Center of the Greater Fulton area of Richmond, VA states that the program was borne of a need to provide things that weren’t available to the community.
“We’re merely a conduit to providing the resources, and helping people provide solutions for themselves,” says Groce-Wright. “We are so grateful to Dominion Energy for their continued support of our program.” The Neighborhood Resource Center is a recent recipient of a Dominion Energy Critical Community Needs grant. This is the third year that the company has given more than $1 million in Critical Community Needs through its charitable arm, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.
In addition to the food pantry which the Neighborhood Resource Center was able to start with funding from last year, grants given by Dominion Energy have paved the way for an abundance of gardens and a variety of educational classes.
According to Groce-Wright, the Neighborhood Resource Center also allows beneficiaries to learn skills like “gardening and cooking that we hope they will sustain their whole life.”