Helping Californians Be Prepared for Anything & Everything
We’re committed to helping everyone be prepared for an emergency and ready to help themselves, their families, their neighbors, and their communities stay safe. When awarding grants, we look for programs and projects focused on:
- Emergency preparedness
- Electrical safety
Our $1.5 Million Partnership With the Red Cross’ PrepareSoCal
Disaster can strike suddenly—anywhere and any time. Earthquakes pose a real and ongoing threat in the region served by our utility, Southern California Edison.
Our $1.5 million, 3-year partnership with the Red Cross’ PrepareSoCal helps raise awareness and encourages Southern Californians to get a kit, make a plan, and be informed. Second-year results are already impressive, including:
- 247,131 people trained in disaster preparedness
- 5,134 volunteers trained in disaster response
- Shelter spaces more than doubled to 702,221
- Significantly increased meal-distribution capacity
PHILANTHROPY IN ACTION
#Fivefor5: Our Social Media Campaign to Encourage Earthquake Preparedness
Following the tragedy and devastation caused by the earthquake in Nepal in April, 2015, we launched an innovative social media campaign to raise awareness of earthquake safety at home, while raising funds to help relief efforts in Nepal.
Across our social media channels, we asked the community to make a pledge to prepare themselves and their communities for an earthquake. For each Retweet on Twitter, each Share on Facebook, and each comment on Instrgram, we gave $5 toward our goal of $5,000 for the Red Cross' relief efforts in Nepal.
FACTS AT A GLANCE
Public Safety Grants (2016)
COMMUNITY IMPACT TOTAL (2016)
GIVING BACK (2016)
TOTAL GRANTS AWARDED (2016)
Culturally Appropriate Disaster Preparedness
Our grant to the Tzu Chi Foundation helped provide disaster-preparedness outreach and emergency training to the Chinese-American community in Los Angeles County. Tzu Chi hosted 24 workshops to help the people of this community understand where the greatest dangers lie, and how to protect themselves when disaster strikes.