Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco and PG&E Invite Community to “100-Hour” Lunchtime Brown Bag Build

Celebrating 10 Years of a Remarkable Solar Partnership

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will celebrate their decade-long solar partnership by hosting the Brown Bag Build on Tuesday, April 28 at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco. Community members are invited to contribute 100 volunteer hours to Habitat for Humanity to safely construct 60 doors and window frames in 30-minute shifts during their lunch breaks for the Habitat Terrace development in San Francisco’s Ocean View neighborhood.

“This is a critical piece of the overall affordability of Habitat homes.”

“Providing solar energy helps reduce a family’s overall housing costs and is one of Habitat’s inventive solutions to our area’s expensive real estate challenges. Thanks to our partnership with PG&E and the Solar Habitat program, Habitat homeowners spend less on electricity and that helps us keep the overall cost of homeownership low,” said Phillip Kilbridge, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco. “This is a critical piece of the overall affordability of Habitat homes.”

Habitat Greater San Francisco is a non-profit affordable housing developer whose innovative model offers homeownership opportunities to Bay Area residents. For 10 years, PG&E’s Solar Habitat Program has provided $9.6 million to help respond to the housing needs of families in Northern and Central California. As the exclusive solar partner of Habitat for Humanity in the Bay Area, PG&E’s Solar Habitat Program has funded the installation of solar on every new-construction Habitat for Humanity home for both the Greater San Francisco and the East Bay and Silicon Valley affiliates.

“Habitat for Humanity’s mission of making homeownership a reality for deserving California families in is one that PG&E is proud to support. Through our Solar Habitat program, PG&E and Habitat for Humanity are bringing clean and affordable energy to homes throughout PG&E’s service area, particularly in neighborhoods that have been historically underserved and overlooked. Together, we’re building a brighter future for the people of our state,” said Tony Earley, chairman, CEO and president of PG&E Corporation.

In celebration of this remarkable solar partnership and ongoing effort to bring renewable energy and affordable housing to the Bay Area, Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco and PG&E offer this free Brown Bag Build event as a way to engage volunteers who may not be able to volunteer for an entire day, but want to give back in a meaningful way. The event is part of PG&E’s continuing commitment to the community and the utility’s third-annual Month of Service volunteer campaign. PG&E will supply both volunteer builders and volunteer event coordinators to work along-side Habitat staff and volunteers at the event.

In addition to the Solar Habitat program, PG&E employees have provided 7,000 hours of volunteering to Habitat Greater San Francisco through the years.

About Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco builds homes and community in partnership with thousands of annual volunteers, hard-working families, donors, civic leaders and other engaged community members in Marin, San Francisco and on the Peninsula. Habitat Greater San Francisco provides a critical path to financial security for families who live and work here and strengthens neighborhoods across the Bay Area. Habitat Greater San Francisco has built more than 200 affordable homes in the Bay Area and is currently building Habitat Terrace, a development of 28 single-family homes in San Francisco’s Ocean View neighborhood and Mt. Burdell Place, a development of 10 homes in Novato. Those interested in supporting Habitat’s work or volunteering can find more information at the website: www.habitatgsf.org; on Facebook at facebook.com/habitatgsf or on Twitter @habitatgsf.

About PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), and the PG&E Corporation Foundation strive to power strong communities throughout Northern and Central California. In 2014, PG&E contributed more than $23 million to nearly 1,300 charitable organizations, including matching the generosity of employees who donated more than $7.3 million and volunteered more than 75,000 hours to company-supported events. Community investments are funded entirely by the company’s shareholders. For more information, visit www.pge.com/community.

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Contacts

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco
Lindsay Riddell, 415-625-1023
lriddell@habitatgsf.org
cell: 707-299-0296
or
PG&E
Nicole Liebelt, 415-973-5930
NCT2@PGE.com

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