As 20,000 Californians who live and work in the communities we serve, the men and women of PG&E play an active role in brightening life for their fellow Californians. Just as our people are an immeasurable part of our business, PG&E employees are an integral part of our community outreach and improvement efforts. Collectively volunteering more than 41,000 hours in 2012- effectively representing more than every employee- PG&E volunteers assisted in a range of charitable efforts across Northern and Central California.
See how PG&E employees are making a difference below.
On Earth Day 2012, 1,200 PG&E volunteers spread out across California, helping to restore and cleanup 18 state parks. In our decade of support, PG&E has contributed $1.2 million in donations and over 25,000 volunteer hours to better the parks that show California at its best.
Habitat for Humanity
As a member of an elite group of top Habitat for Humanity supporters nation-wide that includes the US Government and the Red Cross, PG&E provides over a million dollars in funding each year and thousands of hours of employee labor. Together, the efforts place solar panels on every new Habitat home, creating clean energy and lowering homeowner costs by an average of $500 annually.
The PG&E Playgrounds program is helping build playgrounds in at-risk and underserved areas we serve. Partnering with KaBOOM!, a nationwide non-profit dedicated to saving play, PG&E volunteers are bringing play and its benefits to children who need it most. Each playground will be built in a single Saturday, all by volunteers. The KaBOOM! community-build model is designed to help a community not only build a playground, but strengthen existing coordination and resources, while acquiring the skills needed to undertake future community improvements.
"These kind of events not only benefit the children for generations to come but is also can be the first step towards reenergizing a neighborhood."
Loren Sharp, director and nuclear manager, Humboldt Bay Power Plant
A sample of our latest efforts in local communities, highlighted in our employee volunteerism newsletter