CVSan Earth Day Donations to Three Charities

On June 4th, three non-profit charities were presented with donation checks from Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) at CVSan’s Board of Director’s Regular Board meeting. The Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB), Castro Valley Arts Foundation (CVAF), and Friends of San Lorenzo Creek (FSLC) were presented with checks of $680.00, $555.00, and $560.00 respectively.

General Manager Roland Williams stated, “On April 27th, CVSan hosted its 20th annual Earth Day Clean-Up event, and this was the 11th year where volunteers had an opportunity to select one of three charities to receive a $5.00 donation from CVSan on their behalf. $1,795.00 has been donated to charity groups for this year’s event.”

ACCFB Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager Juan Francisco Orozco thanked CVSan for the donation and stated that a $600 donation can be leveraged to about 1,200 meals. He noted that when households are facing economic stress, housing is usually the number one thing that people worry about and the food budget is one that might consider cutting. The ACCFB is grateful for this kind of support, which enables ACCFB to partner with other organizations to bring food to those in need.

CVAF President Terry Liebowitz thanked CVSan for the donation. She stated that through donations, grants, and volunteers, CVAF has been able to provide programming, a new sound system, janitor services, ushers, theater rentals, and even a Technical Director. Ms. Liebowitz added that she had also worked at the Earth Day Clean-Up event and she was glad to see all of the high school students working alongside her with a great philanthropic attitude.

FSLC Representative Bruce King thanked CVSan for the donation. He stated FSLC sponsors and coordinates local events, festivals and educational opportunities to help agencies and citizens understand the natural history of the creek and how to make a better water shed. As an example, he explained that a fish survey of the Bay revealed that better fish passage is needed, otherwise fish will die. He also noted that another survey helped them determine the trout count and verified they do exist.