Amazon donation will help fight Inland homelessness
Amazon has donated $25,000 to Inland Housing Solutions of San Bernardino County.
“Helping San Bernardino County families get back on their feet is important to Amazon and something we are passionate about,” said Amazon General Manager Marianna Desai in a statement. “We hope that this donation goes a long way to make sure Inland Housing Solutions can continue to provide support to our neighbors that need it most.”
In addition to the donation, the online retail giant – which operates multiple fulfillment centers in Riverside and San Bernardino counties – also presented 30 backpacks filled with essential items, including toothbrushes and body wash, to the Loma Linda-based nonprofit.
“We are incredibly grateful for the generous donation from Amazon,’ said Jeff Little, chief executive officer of Inland Housing Solutions, in the statement. “The funds will make a huge difference to help us make sure fewer San Bernardino County families go to bed hungry or worried about housing.”
Approximately 2,321 homeless adults and children are on San Bernardino County streets on a given day, according to the statement.