Xcel Energy Foundation grants $20,000 to help area homeless

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AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Xcel Energy Foundation has given Amarillo’s Guyon Saunders Resource Center a $20,000 grant to help the area homeless population stay warm during the cold weather.

According to a news release, the Guyon Saunders Resource Center serves more than 2,200 men, women and children with a place to wash clothes, take hot showers, access the internet, make phone calls and take care of other routine tasks.

“We know funding has been tight for the resource center, and we feel it’s critical to step up to this challenge because we can’t be the city we want if people are left out in the cold with no means to get back on their feet,” said President of Xcel Energy - Texas David Hudson. “Homelessness affects everyone in one form or another, and we are determined to keep homeless services available as we seek broader solutions.”

The center also assists clients with job applications and coaches them on the interview process. The center also offers services to help clients obtain housing and furnishings.

“On behalf of the Guyon Saunders Resource Center Board and all those we serve, we appreciate the support of Xcel Energy. The homeless community faces many challenges on a daily basis. Xcel Energy has a great reputation as an outstanding community partner and this is another example of their compassion and concern,” said Chairman of the Guyon Saunders Resource Center board of directors Michael Hooten, Ed.D.

Xcel Energy says they hope this funding will help fill gaps and encourage others to support this valuable community asset.

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