By Jackie Devereaux
Residents in the City of Desert Hot Springs are all smiles after learning that the CPV Sentinel Energy Project presented a check for $500,000 to Mayor Yvonne Parks at last week’s city council meeting.
Previously, the power plant gave the city $250,000 bringing their current gift to $750,000. The $500,000 is the second installment on a total pledge of $3 million for the city’s coffers.
The CPV Sentinel Energy Project also has been a long-term supporter of Family Services of the Desert and Food Now. The company made a $25,000 contribution at the groundbreaking of the plant in July, 2011 and has provided ongoing support since then.
The CPV Sentinel Energy Project underwrote the cost of 300 Thanksgiving dinners for Family Services of the Desert event providing Thanksgiving dinners to needy families in DHS.
The food was passed out by Congressman-Elect Dr. Raul Ruiz, Assemblymember V. Manuel Perez, Supervisor John Benoit and Mayor Yvonne Parks.
“The CPV Sentinel Energy Project was delighted to again partner with Family Services of the Desert and Food Now in their Thanksgiving dinner program and was very gratified to be able to provide Thanksgiving dinner for families in Desert Hot Springs. We hope that others will join us in supporting Family Services of the Desert during this holiday season,” said Brian Rix of Burke Rix Communications who represents CPV Sentinel.