Clients in the News: Rebuilding Together San Diego
Become Safe and Secure in Your Home With Help From Rebuilding Together San Diego and SDG&E
SAN DIEGO – San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has pledged their
support of Rebuilding Together San Diego’s (RTSD) “Safe at Home Program” with a
$15,000 contribution to help elderly and disabled homeowners living in San Diego with a
means to receive minor home repairs that will keep them safe and secure in their home.
Rebuilding Together San Diego’s Safe at Home Program addresses the minor “honey-do”
list of home repairs, including energy-efficient upgrades in order to conserve water and
electricity while cutting costs, and install simple American Disabilities Act modifications
to support independent living and fall prevention. Repairs are made by RTSD’s
handyman and/or by a trained team of volunteers.
“Thanks to the generosity of SDG&E we will be able to assist 70-100 elderly and
disabled homeowners in 2010,” said Pamela Thorsch, executive director of RTSD. “Our
charitable organization and the low-income homeowners we serve reap an enormous
benefit from the collaborative efforts of community-minded corporations such as
The Safe at Home Program also works together with the efforts of SDG&E’s Energy
Team to help these elderly residents make their homes more energy efficient.
“When homes are more energy efficient they save the customer money on their energy
bills and that is how SDG&E’s Energy Team helps these seniors,” said Mark Gaines,
director of customer programs for SDG&E. “The impact of our joint efforts with the
Safe at Home Program will result in meeting the needs of those who are unable to help
themselves with their minor home repairs.”
Rebuilding Together San Diego is a local non-profit dedicated to the renovation and
preservation of affordable homeownership for low-income families throughout our
community. Visit www.rebuildingtogethersd.org for more information, obtain an
application for the Safe at Home Program, volunteer or make a donation.
SDG&E is a regulated public utility that provides safe and reliable energy service to 3.4
million consumers through 1.4 million electric meters and more than 840,000 natural gas
meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The utility’s area spans 4,100 square
miles. Exceptional customer service is a priority of SDG&E as it seeks to enhance the
region’s quality of life. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a
Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego.