PSE and PSE Foundation to Celebrate Safety and Preparedness with the Seattle Mariners

Submitted by: PSE

With September marking National Preparedness Month, Puget Sound Energy will be recognizing the state’s largest utility’s commitment to keeping customers and communities safe and prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster during their Preparedness in Full Swing celebration at Safeco Field.

Over the past 5 years, the PSE Foundation has committed $1 million to provide emergency backup high-capacity generators to 18 regional nonprofit organizations that serve a critical role for their communities as emergency shelters or food distribution centers. Also, in partnership with the American Red Cross, PSE distributed over 24,000 free starter preparedness kits in the region during this time period.

“In addition to providing reliable gas and electric service to our customers, PSE’s mission is to help keep our communities safe in case of an emergency or when a disaster hits our region,” said Andy Wappler, PSE Vice President of Communications and Customer Care. “PSE is continuously doing our part to prepare, and it’s important for us to help our customers do the same – whether it’s providing emergency preparedness kits to our customers or providing high-powered generators for community organizations also committed to help others.”

PSE is inviting their customers by teaming up with the Seattle Mariners to recognize these efforts with:

This year the following organizations will receive grants from the PSE Foundation for high-powered generators that can be used as they serve their communities:

  • American Red Cross of King and Kitsap Counties, Seattle
  • Multicare South King Health Foundation, Auburn
  • Sno-Valley Senior Center, Carnation
  • Vashon Allied Arts, Vashon
  • Vashon Maury Community Food Bank, Vashon
  • Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Support Foundation, Bellingham
  • Gold Creek Community Church, Bothell

Past recipients from 2015-2017 include:

  • Bellevue Presbyterian Church, Bellevue
  • Food Lifeline, Seattle
  • Martin’s College Foundation, Lacey
  • Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, Gig Harbor
  • Salvation Army, Bremerton
  • Bellingham Food Bank and Distribution Center, Bellingham
  • Island Church, Bainbridge
  • Emergency Food Network of Tacoma and Pierce County, Lakewood
  • Upper Kittitas County Senior Center, Cle Elum
  • Senior Services of Island County, Langley
  • The Community Action of Skagit County /Skagit Food Distribution Center, Mount Vernon
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