Safeway Makes $10,000 Donation to VECTORS

The Safeway Foundation donated $10,000 on behalf of Veteran Executive Corporation To Organize Rehabilitative Services (VECTORS) on Feb. 19.  Present for the donation were (left to right) Laura Denney with VECTORS, Teaira Silveria with Safeway, Tony Goyen and Laurie Maloney with VECTORS, Mike Phillips with Safeway, and John Szabo, Butch Frederickson and Larry Langwell with VECTORS.

Photo of Safeway donation groupThe Safeway Foundation routinely collects donations for a variety of charitable organizations throughout the year. Langwell, the director for the Office of Veterans’ Affairs at CSU, Chico, spoke with the manager of the Safeway store on West Sacramento Avenue several months ago about how the company decides where to allocate funds that are raised. He was especially interested in finding out whether any of the funds stayed within the Chico community.

Langwell’s inquiry prompted the Safeway manager to submit a proposal to his superiors requesting the funds be distributed to local charitable organizations. Safeway’s executive management liked the idea and approved the proposal. 

VECTORS, a local organization that was officially formed in 1994, spends 90 percent of its funding on clients and facilities. It provides re-integration services to local veterans.  The organization has one part-time employee who is supported by University interns. The board of directors, for which Langwell is president, is comprised of non-paid volunteers.

As director of the Office of Veterans Affairs at CSU, Chico, Langwell’s association with VECTORS is a natural extension of his commitment to veterans. For additional information on VECTORS, check out their Facebook page: “VECTORS housing for Veterans as well as their brochure.