Cannabis Retailer Donates Over $4,800 to the El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO)
AUGUST 04, 2021
MORRO BAY, Calif. – Perfect Union, one of California’s most-respected cannabis retail operators, recently donated $4,806 to the El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO), which has empowered the residents of San Luis Obispo (SLO) since 2001 to make positive change by providing food, shelter, and supportive services.
SLO County experienced a 32% increase in homelessness from 2017 to 2019, and of those 1,483 unhoused individuals, nearly 80% were without shelter.
“It’s hard to realize your full potential when you don’t have a roof over your head,” said Perfect Union CEO David Spradin. “What started as a small group serving meals to the unhoused has grown to multiple shelters and services, and ECHO’s efforts are helping neighbors get back on their feet. Providing compassionate care is a cornerstone of our mission, and we’re pleased to support like-minded organizations dedicated to the SLO community.”
Currently, ECHO operates three facilities that provide meals and a safe overnight shelter to meet the immediate needs of families and individuals facing hunger and homelessness. Residents are taught life skills and provided individual case management services to help secure employment and find permanent housing.
“Perfect Union’s donation helps us address immediate and growing needs as we help SLO residents rebuild their lives,” said President and CEO Wendy Lewis. “What we do at ECHO – including finding people housing and jobs – is rewarding and incredibly challenging, so we appreciate Perfect Union stepping up to the plate in support of their neighbors.”
ECHO is hosting the Long Walk Home, their annual awareness walk and BBQ lunch, on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Interested sponsors should contact Wendy Lewis at (805) 462-3663 or [email protected]. If you would like to support people facing hunger and homelessness, please visit echoshelter.org.
The cannabis retailer has operated the Morro Bay dispensary (1000 Quintana Road) since 2020. Today’s donation follows a recent $1,671.37 contribution to the SLO Food Bank, which provides a safety net for residents facing hunger, and a $5,658 contribution to the Woods Humane Society, which helps homeless dogs and cats throughout San Luis Obispo County.
“I want to personally thank our dispensary guests for contributing in-store donations to keep their community strong and thriving,” said Spradlin.
Perfect Union has over a decade of experience managing profitable cannabis businesses; navigating state and local laws and regulations; and adding value to the communities where they operate. The company has a proven track record of building engagement, social welfare and outreach programs that focus on local partnerships, monetary investments and in-store donation campaigns.
Interested Morro Bay nonprofits and residents can visit the Community Partnership Form to connect with the company.
Contact: Laura Quigley, [email protected]