Bring Solar to the Shelterless - Veterans Home
Bring solar to Committee on the Shelterless (COTS) and break the cycle of homelessness for veterans with the help of solar power! COTS' vision is to end homelessness for veterans and families throughouth Sonoma County. Through a variety of programs COTS helps our veterans rebuild their lives.
In November 2016, with the help of hundreds of supporters and volunteers we completed our first project for COTS and installed a 19.5 kW solar energy system ath their main facility, the Mary Isaak Center. Now, we need your help to bring an 8 kW solar array to a home dedicated to helping homeless veterans get back on their feet.
COTS provides life-saving shelter and transformative programs to families, children and adults in Sonoma County, California. The organization provides 322 beds of emergency shelter, both transitional and permanent housing, and serves 120 hot meals per day. All of these services take a lot of energy to keep running.
Project Details: We will help COTS install a 19.5 kW solar energy system on the Mary Isaak Center (their main facility) and an 8 kW solar energy system for one of their transitional homes in Petaluma, California.
Our Impact: By giving over 27,500 watts of new solar energy to Committee on the Shelterless, we will help them save $11,200 per year, allowing them to serve additional meals, provide additional job readiness and retention courses and beds for emergency shelter to those in need.
Help break the cycle of homelessness for children, families, and adults. Provide an example of how communities can come together to use solar energy to save valuable resources, and help address climate change!
Together we can help COTS reduce their carbon footprint by 14,000 pounds of CO2 per year, and re-direct more of their limited funds towards helping homeless families by cutting over $11,000 per year from their electric bills.
It takes a village to bring solar energy to local charities, and we are extremely greatful for the village of concerned citizens and organizations who have stepped up to push solar for COTS forward!
THANK YOU to the of over 200 individuals, Enphase Energy, JinkoSolar and Solplicity who made significant contributions to solar for Committee on the Shelterless.