Last week, SoCalGas Technical Services Manager Marco Tachiquin was honored as a Golden Heart Award recipient. With nearly 16 years of great volunteering and fundraising achievements, Marco received The Midnight Mission’s Golden Heart Award in recognition of his leadership; this award highlights volunteer leaders who have demonstrated compassion for disadvantaged people in the community.
“The Midnight Mission continues to be one of the highest-rated homeless shelters in Los Angeles County, committed to providing our most vulnerable community members with necessary assistance,” said Claudia Andrade, community relations manager at SoCalGas. “We are extremely proud that Marco was recognized for his leadership and efforts. SoCalGas is proud to join Marco in giving back to those who are less fortunate.”
Marco has been a part of The Midnight Mission’s team since his first Thanksgiving volunteer opportunity in 2006. He has played a significant role in initiatives like the Adopt-A-Family event, employee payroll matching, and the annual Smokey Robinson Gold Tournament.
The Midnight Mission, founded in 1914, is a comprehensive homeless shelter and homeless services provider that offers a path to self-sufficiency for men, women, and children experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. The organization offers the structure and the resources that people experiencing homelessness need to truly improve their lives. The organization also offers life-improvement opportunities, including education, job readiness, and transitional housing.
SoCalGas has contributed over six thousand volunteer hours to The Midnight Mission since 2013 with over 1,500 volunteers. As part of our ASPIRE 2045 sustainability goals, SoCalGas plans to invest $50 million over the next 5 years to drive positive change in diverse and underserved communities. Last year, SoCalGas contributed $9.6 million in total community investment, with $4.8 million supporting health & human services, and $2.3 million supporting education causes.