PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES) food and shelter program received a generous donation of $5,000 from Yard House restaurants as part of the Round It Up America® program.
The check was presented by Yard House General Manager Mike Tomko and accepted by SAVES Coordinator Patricia Morales, Community Programs Supervisor Trish Jones and Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford.
“To have Yard House in our community doing this type of good work and partnering with its customers to make this kind of contribution is amazing,” said Ledford.
“On behalf of SAVES and the City of Palmdale, we say thank you,” said SAVES Coordinator Patricia Morales. “At a time when funding sources are going down and the need of our clients is going up, every donation means so much to the families we serve.”
Round It Up America® is a program that Yard House is a part of that gives everyday Americans the opportunity to donate pocket change by rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar, allowing for small and potentially frequent giving. While the individual donations may be nominal, their collective sum is powerful.
Round It Up America® aims to provide support to local non-profit agencies, such as food banks, homeless shelters and crisis relief centers that protect the welfare of children and older adults living in our communities as well as provide emergency assistance for military troops and their families.
The City of Palmdale’s SAVES program has been successfully providing a practical and caring approach to serving people in need since 1983. SAVES provides the basic necessities to low-income and displaced families/individuals who are experiencing an emergency situation on a temporary basis.
For more information, call SAVES Monday through Thursday, 7:30 to 6 pm at 661-267-5191.
(Information via press release from the city of Palmdale.)