RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 10, 2010 — Southern California Edison (SCE) and Whitlock Ballton Chaplan (WBC) Enterprises, a faith-based organization, will host an outreach effort on Saturday at a local church to help SCE customers learn about ways to lower their electric bills and improve their chances of getting a job.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., information on discounts for qualifying customers and energy-efficiency programs will be provided at Life Church of God in Christ, 3349 Rubidoux Blvd. There also will be workshops on supplier-diversity opportunities, résumé writing and job interviewing skills.
“We’re committed to helping our customers save energy and money, especially with so many families facing financial challenges,” said John R. Fielder, president of SCE. “Plans are under way to hold quarterly outreach events like this throughout the remainder of the year in other communities we serve.”
WBC, which is led by Mark Whitlock, pastor of Christ Our Redeemer AME Church in Irvine, comprises church and community leaders whose mission is to economically empower impoverished communities by partnering with the public and private sectors.
“We encourage everyone to get information on lowering their electric bill through available opportunities,” said Whitlock. “In these tough economic times, it’s a shame to miss any chance to save some money or get a tip on something that could lead to getting a job.
Ron Gibson, pastor of the Life Church of God in Christ, said, “It’s important to hold events like this that bring resources and information to the community.”
About Southern California Edison
An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of more than 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.