The Salvation Army Of Chico To Open “Power Outage Café”
For PG&E Customers Impacted By Public Safety Power Shutoffs
Listen: Captain Arwyn Rodriguera
What: As PG&E shuts of power to hundreds of thousands of customers in Northern California in an effort to prevent wildfires, The Salvation Army of Chico and the North Valley Community Foundation are stepping up to help those in the dark. The Chico Corps Community Center will open a “Power Outage Café” as needed to provide outlets for people to charge their devices, Wi-Fi, games, movies, and snacks.
Why: Power outages could last days in some areas with dry conditions and high winds. Many families do not have the means to keep their households running without power for that amount of time. The Salvation Army recognized the need in the community and reached out to the North Valley Community Foundation for help. The foundation graciously stepped up to fund the “Power Outage Café” to assist families during this difficult time.
Who: The “Power Outage Café” is open to PG&E customers who lost power due to the Public Safety Power Shutoffs. To gain entry, customers must show their I.D. and proof of address, such as a PG&E utility bill.
Where: The Salvation Army Chico Corps Community Center
567 E. 16th Street, Chico, CA 95928
When: Thursday, Oct. 10 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 11 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
*Services will continue as needed. Please follow The Salvation Army of Chico on Facebook for updates.