Twenty-four employee volunteers from NRG spread out on rooftops across California last week to lend their #NRGPeoplePower installing solar for low-income families with us as part of the company’s annual Global Giving Week. In San Francisco, volunteers installed a 3.45kW system for Celal and Pakize Gurdal-Diri, retirees who are feeling the pinch of the rising cost of living in their Visitation Valley neighborhood. The volunteers, who also brought the family gifts of Goal Zero products, were treated to a homemade Turkish lunch.
In San Diego, the team completed an installation for Barbara Day, a long-time community leader who is out of work while undergoing treatment for cancer. And in Pacoima, near Los Angeles, volunteers installed a 2.4 kW system for the Bravo family in a neighborhood plagued by air quality issues. NRG also sponsored an installation during GRID’s North Valley Solarthon event to bring solar to Amalie and Kendon Kurzer and their one-year-old daughter in West Sacramento.
Taken together, NRG’s volunteerism and philanthropic support during Global Giving Week will save these four families a combined $104,000 over the system lifetimes and prevent 213 tons of greenhouse gas emissions, the equivalent to planting nearly 5000 trees.
Thanks NRG for sharing your power with us!