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Published on October 17th, 2019 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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$12,500 Donation to Senior Resources, Inc.

Pictured From left: Shannon Grasso, representing HomeServe USA; Dominion Energy Sales Support Manager Joel Reese; United Way of the Midlands President and CEO Sara Fawcett; HomeServe VP of Corporate Communications Myles Meehan; Senior Resources Executive Director Andrew Boozer; Senior Resources board member and Dominion Energy Regulatory Accounting Manager Rachel Elliott.

Columbia, S.C. – HomeServe USA (HomeServe), a leading provider of home repair solutions, through its HomeServe Cares Foundation and partnership with Dominion Energy South Carolina presented today a $12,500 donation to United Way of the Midlands. The donation will benefit Senior Resources, Inc., a local non-profit organization that provides services and resources that allow Columbia’s senior citizens to remain independent.

Specifically, the funds will support Senior Resources’ programs for older adults in Richland County, including Meals on Wheels, home care, wellness centers, transportation and senior volunteer programs.

“As a local non-profit, we rely on generous contributions like this one from HomeServe and Dominion Energy,” said Andrew Boozer, Executive Director of Senior Resources. “We are incredibly thankful as this donation allows us to carry out our mission of helping seniors in the community maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle.”

Dominion Energy and HomeServe are dedicated to serving customers and supporting community-based initiatives in South Carolina. The two organizations partnered with United Way of the Midlands to identify a community organization whose mission aligns with that of HomeServe Cares Foundation: to spread hope and support communities, one home at a time.

“Our community impact partner Senior Resources, Inc. allows seniors to remain independent and in their own homes in many ways. For example, its Meals on Wheels program, does so much more than providing nutritious home-delivered meals,” said Sara Fawcett, United Way of the Midlands President and CEO. “Many seniors experience loneliness while living independently. The weekly meal deliveries give seniors the opportunity to interact with volunteers, who sometimes may be the only source of social interaction a senior receives. These also serve as a safety-check on clients. It is our job as an organization and a community to ensure our seniors are provided for physically and mentally.”

“Senior Resources makes it possible for more Columbia area seniors to keep their sense of independence and stay in their homes,” explained HomeServe CEO John Kitzie. “We are pleased that in partnership with Dominion Energy we have this opportunity to assist Senior Resources continue to make a lasting, positive impact in the Midlands of South Carolina.”

Dominion Energy South Carolina (formerly SCE&G) partners with HomeServe to provide more than 45,000 homeowners with repair service plans for appliances and a range of other household systems.

For more information on the HomeServe Cares Foundation, visit www.HomeServeCaresFoundation.com

About United Way of the Midlands

United Way of the Midlands is the most collaborative, efficient and accountable model for investing in the improvement of the Midlands community. With nearly 65 Community Impact Partners, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations and are directed to fight for causes including childhood literacy, economic mobility and dental and eye care for those without resources. For more information, please visit uway.org.

About HomeServe

HomeServe USA Corp. (HomeServe) is a leading provider of home repair solutions serving more than 4 million customers across the US and Canada under the HomeServe, Home Emergency Insurance Solutions, Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) and Service Line Warranties of Canada (SLWC) names.

Since 2003, HomeServe has been protecting homeowners against the expense and inconvenience of water, sewer, electrical, HVAC and other home repair emergencies by providing affordable repair coverage, installations and quality local service.

As an A+ rated Better Business Bureau Accredited Business, HomeServe is dedicated to being a customer-focused company supplying best-in-class repair plans and other services to consumers directly and through over 700 leading municipal, utility and association partners.

HomeServe is teamed up with television personality and author Mike Rowe, best known as the creator and host of the series “Dirty Jobs,” and is a sponsor of This Old House on PBS, working together to provide homeowners expert advice on maintaining, enhancing and protecting their homes. For more information about HomeServe, a Connecticut Top Workplace winner and recipient of thirty-three 2019 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, or to learn more about HomeServe’s affordable repair plans, please go to www.homeserve.com. Connect with

HomeServe on Facebook and Twitter @HomeServeUSA. For news and information follow on Twitter @HomeServeUSNews.

About Senior Resources, Inc.

Senior Resources is a non-profit organization that coordinates services, provides resources and encourages the personal choices that allow Columbia’s senior citizens to remain independent.  All activities, services and programs of the agency are geared toward promoting independent living, with the goal of helping seniors remain in their homes as long as possible through the support of staff and volunteers, and delaying or preventing the need for institutionalized care.

Since 1967, Senior Resources has served Columbia’s frail and elderly residents in three areas:

  1. In-home services, including Meals on Wheels, home care, respite care, senior companion services, and case management;
  2. Community-based services, including congregate meals, wellness centers, transportation, and physical fitness;
  3. Volunteer services, including the Senior Companion and Foster Grandparent programs.

With local, state and federal government funding, as well as contributions from United Way, personal donations and fundraising activities, Senior Resources offers a variety of programs so that our clients can select the assistance they need to maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle.


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