San Diego Gas & Electric announced Tuesday it will provide more than $1 million in charitable grants to nonprofit organizations in San Diego County that provide basic needs through a variety of social services.
As part of the Helping People in Need initiative, SDG&E will provide grants to more than 100 nonprofit organizations including the San Diego Rescue Mission, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, Mountain Health Community Services, Interfaith Community Services, Crisis House, the Alpha Project for the Homeless, Operation Samahan, Meals on Wheels, Hearts and Hands Working Together, Mama's Kitchen, Casa de Amparo, Promises2Kids, Salvation Army, ElderHelp, and South Bay Community Services.
“The Helping People in Need initiative provides much-needed support for local nonprofit organizations that work hard every day to feed our hungry, shelter our homeless, assist our disabled, aid seniors, and protect families from domestic abuse,” said Frank Urtasun, regional vice president of external relations for SDG&E. “We are committed to serving the underserved in our communities.”
The Helping People in Need initiative is part of SDG&E's $6.5 million continuing commitment to support local nonprofit organizations that promote youth leadership, environmental education and stewardship, emergency preparedness and safety, military and veteran families, local economic development, and social services in diverse and underserved communities of San Diego County.