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MANNA Receives $100,000 from the NRG Gives Program

—Local Pennsylvania Nonprofit Chosen by Public for Donation from New NRG Charitable Program—

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 16, 2016-- Today, after tallying up the public voting, NRG announced MANNA as the top recipient of votes for the inaugural “NRG Gives” program. MANNA, who delivers nourishing meals, coupled with nutrition therapy education, to individuals battling life-threatening illnesses, will receive the top donation of $100,000.

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“MANNA is thrilled to win the NRG Gives vote! We are so thankful for the support the community has shown us through this process and are excited to use the funds to cook and deliver nearly 26,000 more meals to our neighbors suffering from illness,” said Sue Daugherty, CEO of MANNA.

Two additional nonprofits, Gift of Life Family House and Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, received $10,000 and $5,000 donations, respectively, based on public vote total. More than 1,000,000 votes were cast in all.

Introduced in 2016, the NRG Gives program is the company’s new charitable-giving initiative designed to empower people to help support the Pennsylvania nonprofits. Through this program, NRG employees nominate and the public at large votes for the organization of their choice.

The three finalists in this round were:

  • MANNA: Located in Philadelphia, MANNA was founded to support community members suffering critical illnesses with the nourishment and nutritional support they need during medical crises.
  • Gift of Life Family House: Serving the eastern half of Pennsylvania, Gift of Life Family House works to coordinate life-saving and life-enhancing transplants for those in need.
  • Community Foundation for the Alleghenies: Committed to improving the community, this organization helps support causes from education and community development to the environment, and everything in between.

“We are ecstatic with the level of participation we saw throughout this contest with the different communities,” said Mike Starck, general manager, NRG. “It was important for us to include the local communities to help decide where the donations should go. We look forward to taking this initiative further in 2017.”

About NRG Energy

NRG Energy, Inc. is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 200 company, NRG Energy creates value through best in class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers, large and small, we continually innovate, embrace and implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy. We aim to be pioneers in developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country. More information is available at nrg.com and picknrg.com. Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @nrginsight and @nrgenergy.

Source: NRG Energy, Inc.

NRG Energy
Dave Schrader, 267-295-5768
david.schrader@nrg.com