30 January 2018

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE FOUNDATION MAKES SOCIAL INVESTMENT IN THE SALVATION ARMY’S BELL SHELTER & DISASTER RELIEF

The Cash Grant Will Benefit Hurricane Relief and Homeless Shelter

Los Angeles, CA. January 19, 2018 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Foundation, has awarded The Salvation Army a cash grant for disaster relief, specifically hurricane recovery, and the Bell Shelter, one of the largest homeless shelters in the United States. The generous and sizable grant is a clear indicator of HPE’s dedication to making social investments, particularly those that benefit at-risk communities.

“The Salvation Army has a long a history of swift and effective relief for those in need, and, makes the most out of each donated dollar.”, said Dr. Tom Bradicich, VP and GM at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, who also champions HPE Gives and HPE Foundation charitable initiatives. “HPE is happy to express our corporate social responsibility through this cash donation and volunteer help at their shelters nationwide.”

The funds have enabled the Bell Shelter to increase their capacity and supportive services, including the addition of more beds. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the grant also supported the Livelihood Assistance Project, which supported families and individuals affected by the hurricane with financial assistance.

Located in Bell, CA, the Bell Shelter has offered housing, addiction treatment & rehabilitation, employment training, and other services to the homeless population of Southern California, including many veterans. More than 2,500 individual homeless men and women in Los Angeles County are served by Bell Shelter’s facilities and programs, with a bed capacity of more than 350. Recently, The Salvation Army has made plans to expand the Bell Shelter campus, including the addition of the soon-to-open Bell Oasis Apartments, offering 65 units of affordable, permanent, supportive housing.

The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) program provides food service, supplies, and long term recovery operations for disaster survivors. In August 2017, EDS responded to Hurricane Harvey by fulfilling immediate needs such as emergency shelter, meals, comfort kits and water, as well as long-term needs with temporary housing and financial assistance.

 About The Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1880 in the United States. Today, more than 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and underprivileged children. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in 7,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmy-socal.org.