Lezlie Sterling / lsterling@sacbee.com

Exposures: I Care: Solar power for the needy

Published: Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 - 11:33 pm

Jason Burlingame, 24, at center above, a United Natural Foods Inc. employee, joins other volunteers to install solar panels with GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit aimed at bringing low-cost renewable energy solutions to families in need. Funded in part through a partnership with the city of Roseville Housing Division, the effort helps families struggling to pay high utility bills. Among those benefiting was the Vallejo-Herrera family, which needs affordable electricity to power medical devices for a 3-year-old daughter, Tamara Herrera, who was born prematurely and suffers from chronic lung disease. “Knowing that we’re able to help cut down their cost is really nice,” says Burlingame.

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