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Samsung makes appliance donations to A.C. Boys & Girls Club

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The kids at the Pennsylvania Avenue Boys and Girls Club have a lot of energy. Now a partnership between Energy Star and Samsung will help the club save some energy.

"Even someone as young as they are can make a huge difference in protecting our environment from climate change," said Brittney Gordon, Energy Star spokesperson.

Samsung donated a suite of new appliances -- a refrigerator, oven, microwave, a television and more -- to help youth in a community that was decimated by Hurricane Sandy.

"Both our clubs were devastated during the storm," said club executive director Meks Denson. "This one in particular suffered a lot of damage. But after a year of the process, going through the process, this one is up and moving in the right direction."

In the past year the Energy Star progam has helped the club members learn how to conserve energy in order to prevent climate change, and the lessons have stuck.

"It is so important to expose these kids to saving energy. They are our future adults and if they learn these lessons now, they will keep them for years to come. Become better stewards of our environment," said Gordon.

"One of our core values is for every kid to be a leader. SO being in front of you know, again, protecting the environment and taking care of their neighborhood. They've been very hands on in giving back - not only to the community but to each other," said Denson.

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