NRG Energy Employees Power-up Philanthropy During NRG Global Giving Week
— Community non-profit organizations nationwide benefit from
volunteer projects —
PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 28, 2015--
For the eighth consecutive year, employees of NRG Energy, Inc.
(NYSE:NRG) collaborate to make a positive impact across the nation. In a
week-long, community-based event, more than 1,500 employees volunteered
with over 70 non-profits across the country.
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NRG Employees Landscape and Plant Vegetables. Project: Hermann Park Conservancy, Houston, TX Photo Credit: Catherine Parham
Global Giving Week illustrates NRG’s desire to be more than an energy
provider – NRG is on a mission to improve the quality of life today and
leave the world a better place for future generations. In 2014, NRG
employees volunteered over 13,580 hours, served 150 non-profits and
donated in excess of $5.5 million dollars.
“NRG is dedicated to positively impacting the communities where we live
and work,” said Jennifer Brunelle, Director of NRG Global Giving.
“Global Giving Day has grown to a week-long event because of the
overwhelming support of our executives and employees. We leverage our
employee network to identify and select Global Giving volunteer
opportunities; we serve the causes that our workforce feels passionately
Global Giving Week spans all three regions in which NRG operates: East,
Gulf Coast, and West. Some of the projects and states in which NRG
employees volunteered include:
American Heart Association - Houston, TX
Bank - Houston, TX
Irving Cares - Irving, TX
Ministry Food Bank - New Roads, LA
HomeFront - Trenton, NJ
Audiences - Houston, TX
Yellow Boots - Staten Island, NY
NRG is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by
delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the
strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive power
portfolio. A Fortune 250 company, we create value through reliable and
efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and
renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology
and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers
serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout
the country. More information is available at www.nrgenergy.com.
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