LANCASTER – A public hearing in Palmdale earlier this month allowed local residents to weigh in on Southern California Edison’s rate increases.
Kiesha Jackson spoke at that hearing, explaining that the rate hike would be especially difficult for her because she is a disabled veteran on a fixed income.
Jackson’s story struck a chord with Xiomara Roman, Vice President of So-Cal Solar Inc.
“After hearing Kiesha share her heart and story at the hearing, I knew something had to be done,” Roman said. “As a military veteran myself, I know what the service men and women fight for on a daily basis, and I couldn’t sit back and watch them fight the battle overseas and lose the war at home, due to the economy and unemployment rate.”
Roman said she decided after the public hearing to donate an entire solar system to Jackson.
“The solar system we’re donating to Kiesha will not only eliminate Kiesha’s fear of increased energy rates, like the most recent 8% rate hike, but it will also increase the value of Kiesha’s home drastically,” Roman said.
A grateful Jackson called Roman “an angel.”
“I couldn’t believe it because when you struggle as much as I have, for as long as I have, you start to lose faith…”Jackson said. “However, God sends his angels and Xiomara is proof of that. She restored my hope and strengthened my faith.”
So-Cal Solar Inc. is locally owned and operated. For more information about the company, visit www.socalsolarinc.com.
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