American Red Cross and PG&E Host Press Conference with Senate Pro Tem Steinberg

Capital Region - American Red Cross partners with PG&E
The partnership between the American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter and PG&E provides an opportunity to use both organizations’ resources to create safer, more prepared communities through education and outreach.

WHAT: The American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter along with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg will host a press conference on Wednesday, October 10 to highlight the need for disaster preparedness for community members in the region. During the press conference PG&E will present the Red Cross with a $200,000 pledge to support emergency response and disaster preparedness trainings and outreach to communities throughout the Sacramento and Sierra region. The partnership between the American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter and PG&E provides an opportunity to use both organizations’ resources to create safer, more prepared communities through education and outreach.

This financial contribution is part of a larger $2.5 million partnership originally launched by PG&E and the American Red Cross to support the American Red Cross Ready Neighborhoods program, which provides support to some of the most vulnerable communities across Northern and Central California by setting up disaster-preparedness resources, identifying shelter locations and providing response training and emergency kits. PG&E’s support of the American Red Cross is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to emergency readiness in the communities it serves.

Preparedness starts at home and the Red Cross strongly suggests every family take the time to build an disaster kit, make an emergency plan, and be informed about the types of disasters that happen locally, and urges every member of the community get involved.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 10, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Garcia Bend Park, 7654 Pocket Road, Sacramento, CA 95831

WHO: Scheduled speakers include:

  • Darrell Steinberg, Senate Pro Tem
  • Dawn Lindblom, CEO, American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter
  • Ed Bedwell, VP, PG&E Government Relations
  • WHY: PG&E’s support of the America Red Cross is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to emergency readiness in the communities it serves. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), strives to power strong communities throughout Northern and Central California. Over the last decade, PG&E has given nearly $40 million toward youth educational initiatives, supporting innovative programs that provide students and teachers opportunities to learn and prepare for their future, the future of California and the future of the energy industry. Community investments are funded entirely by shareholders. For more information, visit www.pge.com/community.

    VISUALS

  • PG&E presenting $200,000 check to American Red Cross
  • Emergency preparedness kits
  • CONTACTS

  • Brandi Ehlers, PG&E, (916) 386-5522 or (415) 973-5930
  • Trista Cunningham, American Red Cross, (916) 206-8604