SANTA CRUZ – PG&E and its employees helped prepare residents of the Santa Cruz Mountains for potential disasters this week.
On Wednesday (Oct. 17), PG&E presented a $10,000 check to the Valley Churches United Mission, which provides food, clothing and other needed items to residents of the San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley. It operates a food pantry and also provides school supplies, rent and mortgage and utility bill assistance.
At the same time, PG&E volunteers helped assemble disaster starter kits to support the Mission’s emergency-assistance program. The $10,000 donation purchased 200 backpacks and needed supplies. More than a dozen members of PG&E’s local Energy Solutions and Services (ES&S) team in Santa Cruz assembled the packs.
PG&E is a long-time partner with Valley Churches United Mission.
PG&E was represented by Natalie Schaefer of Community Relations and Rob Morse of ES&S. Konrad Baumert, a 15-year volunteer, represented the Mission and received the backpacks for his organization.
The event took place at PG&E’s Service Center on 7th Avenue in Santa Cruz.