With a new refrigerator in place, Gene Chavez was thrilled to learn Energy Trust would pick up his old fridge and recycle it for free. And when he called to schedule the pickup, he learned about a chance to help others by donating the $40 Energy Trust cash incentive to Oregon Food Bank.
“I give as much as I can where I can, and I was OK with money at that time, so I figured I’d help somebody else out,” Gene said.
He was among hundreds of people who stepped up to help put food on the table for hungry Oregonians.
“We are grateful to those who donated their fridge recycling incentives to Oregon Food Bank in 2013,” said Susannah Morgan, chief executive officer, Oregon Food Bank. “Together they contributed approximately $30,000, enough to provide tens of thousands of meals for those in need. Each donation makes a world of difference for people facing hunger, especially for families, children and seniors.”
For Gene, who lives in Sweet Home and is a customer of Pacific Power, it felt good to make a difference. It also felt good to send his old fridge off for recycling without a hassle. “It was great, really plain and simple,” he said. “I didn’t have to haul it anywhere and they came and picked it up.”