AmeriGas supports local foster families this holiday season


Last updated 11/2/2017 at Noon

TEMECULA – AmeriGas has pledged $5,000 to raising awareness of the region’s children population in need of loving homes and to offering support to local foster families for the upcoming holiday season. The announcement not only marks the importance of National Adoption Month celebrated in November, but AmeriGas’ newly established partnership with Koinonia Family Services, a California-based nonprofit that has spent over 30 years helping place vulnerable children into better situations where they can grow and thrive.

link “Many of us are parents, and our kids always come first,” Caleb Boyer, outside sales account manager, said in a letter to area customers. “But we started thinking: what about the children in our midst who aren’t getting the care and protection they deserve? We should be there for them, too.”

AmeriGas employees will be presenting each KFH foster family in the Temecula region with Thanksgiving baskets featuring turkeys, certificates and gifts donated by other local businesses. Employees of the propane company will volunteer at the nonprofit’s upcoming holiday event that will help raise awareness and funds for KFH to continue serving and protecting more children throughout Riverside County. AmeriGas is also proud to be sponsoring the December celebration.

linkLocal records show that more than 4,000 children are in foster care throughout Riverside County. For many of them, the holidays can be a difficult and painful reminder of past abuse, neglect or abandonment. The AmeriGas team hopes their contribution and volunteer efforts will help make the holiday season an uplifting experience for these children, while lending a supportive hand to the families who have opened up their homes to children in need.

The contribution by the AmeriGas team is part of a larger effort, “From Here. For Here,” a community-based movement to give back to a local cause impacting the region. With 6 percent of Riverside County’s child population living in foster care, there is a real need for loving and nurturing homes in Temecula and its surrounding areas.

link “Temecula is such a close knit community, and it’s why many of us have chosen to stay and raise families of our own here,” Torie Tanner, operations supervisor with AmeriGas and area resident since 2002, said. “It is heartbreaking to think that there are children in our neighborhoods that don’t have the support and love they deserve. Our team hopes that the community can come together to help these kids.”

To learn more about how AmeriGas is helping local foster children and families and about how to support the cause, contact Torie Tanner at (951) 296-3118 or [email protected].


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