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PG&E provides holiday meals for Humanity Nevada County families

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will provide turkey dinners to seven Habitat for Humanity Nevada County families as Habitat breaks ground on the latest home in the innovative Joyce Drive development.

It's all taking place at 3 p.m. Sunday at Habitat's Joyce Drive Development, 144 Joyce Drive, Grass Valley.

In 2013, PG&E has provided $50,500 to fund four solar-powered homes in Grass Valley. Since 2007, PG&E's total contribution to Habitat for Humanity of Nevada County has totaled $160,000.

Since 2007, PG&E has provided $8 million to Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Northern and Central California to fund solar installations through the PG&E Solar Habitat program. By saving Nevada County Habitat families an average of $1,200 in annual energy costs, the program helps income-qualified households succeed in homeownership of safe, decent and affordable homes.

With more than 490 solar homes built, the program represents more than $8.3 million of cost savings for working California families.

The event includes a groundbreaking by the future homeowner and community leaders, with speakers including Habitat leadership. PG&E will present a ceremonial check to Habitat, and PG&E volunteers will deliver bags of Thanksgiving meal supplies to Habitat for Humanity families.