San Diego Gas & Electric has announced it will donate more than $600,000 to at least five dozen nonprofit organizations that assist residents of San Diego and Orange counties during the holidays.
“SDG&E shares the goals of local nonprofit organizations that work hard every day to feed our hungry, shelter our homeless, assist our disabled, help our veterans, aid seniors and protect families from domestic abuse,” said Pedro Villegas, the utility's director of community relations.
"We are proud to support the work of these nonprofits that are serving the underserved this holiday season in our local communities," he said.
Among the recipients are the San Diego Rescue Mission, The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, Feeding America San Diego, Crisis House, The Salvation Army, Senior Community Centers of San Diego and YMCA Camp Pendleton.
“Over the last few years, we have seen an increase in the number of families seeking food assistance and are doing our best to meet those needs,” said Capt.Terry Masango of The Salvation Army. “The good news is that, thanks to the generosity of SDG&E, we are going to be able to provide holiday meals for 100 families at Thanksgiving, and hundreds more through our other food assistance programs.”
The utility serves around 3.4 million customers in San Diego County and southern Orange County.
– City News Service