Spectrum Employee Community Grant Program gives $1,000 award to Hemet’s Salvation Army


HEMET – Spectrum announced a donation of $1,000 to the Salvation Army Hemet Corps, as part of the company’s community philanthropic program, Spectrum Employee Community Grants.

The Salvation Army Hemet Corps provides food to low-income families on weekends to help hungry children while they are not in school. In partnership with 16 local schools, families are given food that includes a bag of four easy to prepare, healthy meals and snacks on Fridays.

The $1,000 Spectrum Employee Community Grant award was presented Sept. 12, to the Salvation Army during a food packing event at their facility in Hemet. The funding will benefit families in the Hemet and San Jacinto areas, including Valle Vista, Idyllwild, Mountain Center, Anza, Homeland, Winchester and Romoland.

“Through Spectrum Employee Community Grants, we’re proud to provide support to vital community organizations, such as Hemet’s Salvation Army. One of our local employees volunteers for the Salvation Army and secured the grant that will go to help the children and their families in the area,” Del Heintz, senior director government affairs, said. “Together, we’re building stronger communities where our customers and employees live and work across the country.”

“This donation will enable us to feed more children in our community,” Lt. James Fleming of the Salvation Army said. “We are grateful for Bill Robertson for the nomination and Spectrum for its support in helping community members who need it the most.”

Spectrum employee Bill Robertson nominated the Salvation Army Hemet for the grant.

“It makes me feel proud to be a part of a company that is helping community organizations through Spectrum Employee Community Grants,” Robertson said.

In its inaugural year, Spectrum Employee Community Grants provides funding to local nonprofits throughout the company’s 41-state service area. Recipients deliver critical social services, helping underserved residents meet basic needs, including food, shelter, clothing, job training and neighborhood safety. Each awardee is nominated by one of the company’s 98,000 U.S. employees who have volunteered with the organization for at least one year.

More information about Spectrum can be found at www.spectrum.com.

Submitted by Charter Communications.