San Ysidro School District Families First Project Provides Easter Provisions
March 28, 2012 (San Ysidro, CA) - Echo Pacific Construction is proud to announce their participation along with Lucky Stores of San Ysidro in the San Ysidro School District Families First Project. The partnership of Echo Pacific, San Ysidro School District and Lucky’ s of San Ysidro distributed much needed provisions for this Easter holiday to help insure the educational success of children who are experiencing non-permanent housing within the District.
On Wednesday, March 27th seventy San Ysidro School District families received gift baskets consisting of food to prepare a complete Easter holiday dinner. Each basket included a ham, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, celery, corn, carrots, bread rolls, oranges and an apple pie. Echo Pacific team members along with District Administrators hand delivered packages to each program eligible household. “This was a true joint effort between our District and Echo Pacific to insure a healthy, happy holiday for these well deserving families, commented Dena Whittington, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services for San Ysidro School District “Thank you to Lucky’s of San Ysidro for assistance in obtaining the food at a reduced price and thank you to Echo Pacific for being so giving of your time and resources to help make this possible.”
As a Local Construction Industry Leader, Echo Pacific was honored to be involved with a cause that gives back to the community of San Ysidro and helps promote advocacy for education to students no matter what their situation. “With respect to our vision and values, this endeavor was right in our wheelhouse, the two things that stood out as targets of the program which the Echo Pacific Family has long been committed to; promoting diversity and a strong dedication to the youth of our community. Our involvement with Project Families First and the San Ysidro School District has allowed us to do something we care about and whole heartedly believe in, nurturing success in education while working to improve student lifestyles”, said Chris Rowe, President of Echo Pacific.
ABOUT PROJECT FAMILIES FIRST
Project Families First was established as a model program following the recommendations of the Sacramento County Task Force for the Education of Homeless Children in 1990 to eliminate barriers to education. As a partnership of caring educators and service providers, San Ysdiro School District Project Families First was formed 7 years ago to help meet the challenges of promoting the educational success of children who are experiencing homelessness. Project Families First is supported by grants from the California Department of Education through the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act (McKinney-Vento Act).
ABOUT ECHO PACIFIC CONSTRUCTION, INC.
Echo Pacific Construction, Inc. (www.echopacific.com) is headquartered in Escondido, California with offices in Merced and San Jose. Constructing and Managing projects for both public and private entities throughout Southern California, they have received industry recognition not just for Educational accomplishments but for work in other arenas such as fire/safety facilities, parks and recreation, and religious structures. Echo Pacific was awarded a 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 “Excellence in Construction Award” by the ABC of San Diego Chapter and 2009 “Build San Diego Award of Merit”, 2009 & 2010 “Industry Excellence Award Nominee”, and 2007 “Contractor of the Year” by the AGC of San Diego.
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