Community Involvement


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July 24, 2014

PG&E Partners with Food Bank, Red Cross to Help Drought-Impacted Residents

In the San Joaquin Valley, PG&E employees volunteered their time to distribute food to farming residents whose work has dried up due to the California drought. The utility partnered with the Community Food Bank of Fresno and the American Red Cross.

July 17, 2014

PG&E Volunteers Trim Trees to Keep Guardian House Play Area Safe

About eight years ago, volunteers planted a row of cypress trees along the back of the Guardian House — a local shelter for children facing circumstances of abuse or neglect — to provide a visual barrier and privacy screen for the children. Over the years, the cypress trees had become overgrown and needed some attention. In stepped PG&E.

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July 16, 2014

PG&E Scholarship Sends Oakland Student to Leadership Program in Washington

Oakland High School student Donzahniya Pitre joined about 50 other young women at the six-day Young Women’s Political Leadership Program in Washington, D.C. The program is designed to give participants the tools needed for a career in political leadership.

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July 15, 2014

PG&E Partners with City, Various Groups at Water Conservation Event

Community partners in Bakersfield host free event with information to help residents with water conservation during the state’s ongoing drought.

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July 9, 2014

PG&E-funded Central Coast New Tech High School Teaching Tomorrow’s Leaders

Students at this innovative school in San Luis Obispo County are excited about the hands-on learning their school provides, as this video story shows. And school officials say none of it would have been possible without PG&E’s support.

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July 2, 2014

PG&E’s Shonda Abercrombie Supports Family, Troops and Customers

Following in her PG&E-employee father’s footsteps, Shonda Abercrombie has had a long PG&E career while dedicating herself to raising twin daughters.

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June 27, 2014

PG&E Upgrades Gas Line, Keeps Hand Prints in Sidewalk

For two decades, the sidewalk in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood had hand prints in cement from kids who lived there. When PG&E needed to do a gas pipeline project that meant tearing up the sidewalk, it seemed like the perfect idea to let kids who live there now to memorialize their hand prints, too.

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June 16, 2014

High School Students in Napa Teach Physics of Alternative Energy

In Napa, high school students are teaching the physics of alternative energy to kindergartners and first graders. It’s an innovative program that relies on the power of hands-on learning. And teachers say it’s only possible due to the support of PG&E.

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June 12, 2014

PG&E Volunteers Help Build a Playground in San Martin

Last weekend, PG&E volunteers rolled up their sleeves, donned their work boots and gloves, and built an entire playground from the ground up. The utility provided the funding and the labor to make the local kids dream playground a reality.

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June 12, 2014

Future Business Leader Awarded PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship

Recently-elected student body president Derek Stotler thought he was walking into a meeting with CSU Bakersfield officials to discuss plans for the upcoming year. But the meeting was a farce. And Stotler was the only one who didn’t know it. Turns out he was being surprised with a PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship.

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June 11, 2014

PG&E Awards Big Scholarship to Future Fresno State Student

Alan Suarez thought he was coming to PG&E’s Merced offices for a scholarship interview, but there was a much bigger surprise in store for him. Instead of an interview, representatives from PG&E informed him that he’s one of 10 big winners of the utility’s Bright Minds Scholarship program.

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June 6, 2014

PG&E Joins Warriors to Revitalize a San Francisco Basketball Court

PG&E, in partnership with the Golden State Warriors Community Foundation and the Good Tidings Foundation, hit nothing but net with a recent renovation of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s Columbia Park Clubhouse in the Mission District of the city. Past and present Warriors players and other special guests celebrated the project this week.

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June 6, 2014

Surprise! PG&E Awards Big Scholarship to Budding Electrical Engineer

High school senior Ignatious Hoh was giving a robotics demonstration to elementary school students in Pleasanton when visitors from PG&E showed up. His face dropped when he found out the reason they were there — to present him with a $20,000-a-year college scholarship.

June 5, 2014

PG&E Donates $5,000 to Expand Operation of Ellis Lake’s Fountain

PG&E, the city of Marysville and local dignitaries celebrated the expansion of Ellis Lake’s fountain operating hours, made possible with a donation from the utility.

June 3, 2014

City Upgrades Streetlights with Help from PG&E

PG&E and the city of Tracy began work today to upgrade 682 city-owned streetlight fixtures with new energy-efficient light-emitting diode lights. The new streetlights will provide brighter, more natural light to help improve public safety and lower the city’s energy costs.

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