SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced an increased partnership of $25,000 following the 6.0 magnitude earthquake near Napa, Calif., on August 24.
"American Red Cross and PG&E both recognize that natural and human-caused disaster can strike suddenly, at anytime and anywhere," said American Red Cross Regional Chief Executive Tim Miller. "PG&E's continual and increased investment in our mission allows Red Cross to prepare for and respond to emergencies, ultimately helping communities be more resilient following a disaster."
The increased support from the utility is essential in helping the American Red Cross in its efforts to aid people affected by disasters like the recent earthquake in California. The funding will provide temporary shelter, meals and snacks, water, health and mental health services, personal care comfort kits (shampoo, deodorant, etc.), clean-up supplies (i.e., shovel, tarp, etc.), as well as preparedness education so residents know what to do when future earthquakes occur.
"We know the work to rebuild after the Napa earthquake is far from finished. We're part of this community, and we're here to help," said Chris Johns, president of PG&E.
How to Help the Red Cross
The Red Cross currently has enough supplies to assist those affected by the quake. In-kind donations of water, clothes, and other material goods are NOT needed and will not be accepted at Red Cross shelters.
Help people affected by disasters like earthquakes in California and countless other crises by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information about your local Red Cross region, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/ and http://www.pge.com/about/newsroom/.
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