July 20, 2017 

Sentinel News Service 

Brotherhood Crusade has received a $45,000 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Community Partnership Grant to promote energy efficiency and water conservation as part of its Community Partnership Grants program. Brotherhood Crusade is among 20 Los Angeles-based organizations that received $990,000 in LADWP Community Partnership grants in May 2017. The grants range from $45,000 to $90,000, to foster creative outreach in diverse communities, encouraging them to reduce their energy and water use to benefit the environment and help manage their utility bills.


The grant will be utilized to provide outreach around energy efficiency in Council District 9. Charisse Bremond Weaver, Brotherhood Crusade President and CEO said, "Brotherhood Crusade will be focusing outreach efforts in Councilman Curren Price's District 9 and we're very proud to be doing this work."


The selected grant recipients will target a broad cross-section of residential and commercial customers across the city of Los Angeles. They will reach communities through multiple languages and several will work with the city’s youth to help spread the word. These grants also expand the organizational capacity of the awarded groups, helping them develop expertise on important topics and contributing to local economic development.


“LADWP is pleased to present this Community Partnership grant to Brotherhood Crusade. These substantial grants are an investment in education and awareness that will help us encourage more of our customers to conserve electricity and water,” said LADWP Sustainability Officer Nancy Sutley.


The community partnership grants are one part of a comprehensive package of energy efficiency and water conservation programs offered by LADWP that will help meet the Department’s goal of reducing energy consumption among customers by up to 15% by 2020 and further increase water conservation by customers.


Category: Community