Diablo Canyon employees donate more than 60 pairs of eyeglasses
May 15, 2015
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — I Care International, Inc. grew from the experience and dreams of people dedicated to helping others. The organization has a strong focus on helping those in need improve their sight by providing eye care, eye exams and glasses at no charge.
This was a vision Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) was happy to support. Over the last few weeks PG&E Diablo Canyon Power Plant employees have donated over 60 pairs of eyeglasses to be distributed through I Care International. These glasses will be distributed internationally through I Care's mission trips as well as locally through the Noor Clinic.
"Giving back to the communities in which we live and work is a top priority for the company and for our Diablo Canyon employees. We are happy to help I Care realize their vision and contribute to providing sight to others around the world," said Ed Halpin, Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer for PG&E Diablo Canyon Power Plant.
PG&E employees along with the PG&E mascot, Helmet, were excited to hand over the bounty of donations they collected.
About I Care International
I Care International was formed in 1989 by Illinois Optometrists, Dr. Philip Ortiz, the late Dr. Charles D. Cools, and a group people as a nonprofit volunteer organization whose mission was to provide eye care services to less fortunate men, women and children around the world. Since then, vision professionals and scores of volunteers have ventured to sites in both Latin America and the United States to provide tens of thousands of people with free eye care, medications and glasses. Volunteers have served in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Arizona, Florida, Illinois and California. I Care's goal is to help others improve their quality of life by providing the gift of better vision and health. From the little boy who smiles because now he sees the clouds in the sky, to the older lady who cries because now she can sew and have an income, I Care International is changing lives one by one.
About Diablo Canyon Power Plant
Diablo Canyon Power Plant is a nuclear power facility owned and operated by PG&E. Its two units together produce approximately 2,300 net megawatts of carbon-free power. It provides nearly 10 percent of all electricity generated in California, and enough energy to meet the needs of more than three million Northern and Central Californians. Diablo Canyon has a $920 million annual local economic impact and is the largest private employer in San Luis Obispo County. The public is welcome to tour the power plant, for more information contact us at EnergyEducationCenter@pge.com.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com and the pge.com/about/newsroom.