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FOUNDATION PLEDGES $1 MILLION DONATION FOR NEW YORK RELIEF EFFORTS
(San Francisco, CA) -- The
PG&E Corporation Foundation today announced that it is contributing
$1 million to assist victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center.
The Foundation is currently working with New York Governor George
Pataki's office to determine where funds are needed most.
"All Americans have been
touched by the tragic events that occurred on Tuesday, September
11," said PG&E Corporation Chairman, CEO, and President Robert D.
Glynn, Jr. "Like so many we felt it was important to offer assistance
and support to those whose lives have been changed forever by the
events of last week."
PG&E Corporation's utility
unit, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, has donated time and assistance
to victims as well. After the attack, the California utility temporarily
loaned highly-skilled customer service representatives from call
centers to local American Red Cross chapters to assist with the
overwhelming public response from Californians. Pacific Gas & Electric
Company is also working with the American Red Cross and other local
blood banks to set up special on-site blood drives at Company locations.
Due to an outpouring of
employee support, the Corporation's California utility has also
arranged to allow employees to convert unused vacation time into
cash for direct donations to the American Red Cross.
In the aftermath of the
attacks, Pacific Gas & Electric Company stands ready to provide
mutual assistance to Consolidated Edison through the California
Utilities Emergency Association.
In addition to the Foundation's
charitable gift, continued efforts are underway to provide assistance
from other PG&E Corporation affiliates where there is the greatest
The PG&E Corporation Foundation
is an independent charitable trust established in early 2000 by
PG&E Corporation to support educational, environmental, and general
community purposes, including disaster response.