SDG&E Salutes Veterans & Supports Strong Local Military Community
Nov 11, 2014
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) joins the nation this Veterans Day in saluting U.S. military veterans for their service and is proud of its employees who have served in the Armed Forces. SDG&E is committed to hiring and retaining military veterans, veterans with disabilities and active military personnel. SDG&E also supports organizations that assist veterans and works with veteran-owned businesses in its supplier diversity program.
"SDG&E is proud to support our veterans and the families of the troops that defend our nation," said Jeff Martin, CEO of SDG&E and former U.S. Army officer and helicopter pilot. "This Veterans Day, we thank our veteran employees and the non-profit community that plays a central role in helping our troops transition successfully from the home front to the front lines, and then back again to civilian life."
SDG&E's dedication to the military is woven into the fiber of the company, with approximately 400 SDG&E employees holding veteran status. SDG&E also supports veterans in its purchase of supplies and other contracts, and over the last five years spent more than $165 million with businesses owned by service-disabled veterans in an effort to promote jobs and economic activity for those who have served in uniform.
In 2014, SDG&E will have provided $500,000 in charitable giving to more than 75 non-profit organizations that support military and veteran families through job training, food assistance, housing, youth services, and other programs. SDG&E recently awarded grants to non-profits that include Workshops for Warriors, Operation Homefront, the Vets2Jets program at San Diego Miramar College, USO San Diego, Archi's Acres, Armed Services YMCA at Camp Pendleton and the National Veterans Transitional Service's REBOOT program, which specifically focus on helping veterans transition to high-paying jobs in the workforce.
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 861,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The utility's area spans 4,100 square miles. SDG&E is committed to creating ways to help customers save energy and money every day. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego. Connect with SDG&E's Customer Contact Center at 800-411-7343, on Twitter (@SDGE) and Facebook.
SOURCE San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
For further information: Erin Coller, San Diego Gas & Electric, 877-866-2066, sdge.com, Twitter: @sdge