FRESNO — In front of Fresno Grizzlies baseball fans, PG&E President Chris Johns presented Habitat for Humanity Fresno County with a $130,000 check symbolizing the utility’s ongoing commitment to help putting solar on Habitat homes.
Johns made the presentation just before throwing out the first pitch at the Fresno Grizzlies game at Chukchansi Park on Friday (Aug. 3). The Grizzlies are Fresno’s Triple-A baseball team affiliated with the San Francisco Giants; PG&E recently announced an expanded two-year partnership with the ball club.
With Helmet – PG&E’s mascot – looking on, Johns presented the oversized check to Anthony Miranda, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Fresno.
Since the Solar Habitat program launched in 2007, PG&E has provided nearly $600,000 in support of Habitat in Fresno County. The funds have helped to create affordable, safe and secure solar homes for 43 deserving families. These solar homes also benefit the community and environment by avoiding the emission of carbon dioxide. The homes built in Fresno County alone, will help the air as much as removing more than 500 cars off the road for a year.
Across the state, PG&E has pledged $1.2 million this year to support Habitat solar homes and the families served by the nonprofit organization.