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NRG Energy Employees Generate ‘Volunteer Power’ for NRG Global Giving Day
— Community non-profit organizations benefit from a wide variety of philanthropic projects —
“Each year, NRG reaffirms its ongoing commitment to making the world a
better place. While our clean energy projects help the environment, we
also demonstrate our commitment to our communities by spending time
outside the office to help improve the neighborhoods where we live and
Employees from many of the company’s offices and power plants around the country performed work that directly benefits organizations that help people in the community. In addition to the employee volunteer efforts, NRG makes a financial donation to targeted organizations in association with the event.
NRG operates in three major regional areas across the country: East,
Princeton– Hundreds of employee volunteers from NRG headquarters performed various tasks such as organizing and cleaning, bicycle and computer reconditioning, gardening and painting for 12 different non-profits in Mercer County, including HomeFront, Learning Ally, Dress for Success, Mercer Street Friends Food Bankand YWCA. Employees also partnered with non-profits GRID Alternatives and the Affordable Housing Allianceto install solar panels at a home in Eatontownin Monmouth County.
Philadelphia– Employee volunteers from the NRG Northeast Retail team picked up litter and performed planting and weeding for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society; sorted and cataloged elementary school library books for the West Philadelphia Alliance for Children; and staffed the Night Market for The Food Trust.
New Florence– Employees from the Conemaugh Stationpainted doors and handrails at the Laurel Valley Senior Citizens Center, and another team of volunteers from Sewardperformed cleaning, painting and mulching at the New Florence Recreation Club.
Oswego, NY– Employees from the Oswego Stationvolunteered at Human Concerns food pantry and the Salvation Army, sorting and organizing non-perishable food items and serving breakfast to program participants.
Staten Island– Arthur Kill Stationemployees rehabilitated a handicapped access ramp and performed other repairs and landscaping at the headquarters of A Very Special Place, which is still recovering from Hurricane Sandy.
Houston– Volunteers from NRG’s Houstonheadquarters sorted food at the Houston Food Bank, wrote notes of encouragement and gratitude for Star of Hope and American Red Cross, assembled hurricane preparedness bags for Interfaith Ministries, and performed various other tasks for Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas and Memorial Hermann.
Austin– Volunteers from NRG retail subsidiary Green Mountain Energyperformed street cleanup and tended a volunteer garden for Keep Austin Beautiful and the Trail Foundation.
Limestone County– Limestone Stationemployees split into three teams in three adjacent counties to volunteer for projects with Old Fort Parker (facility repair and painting), Lone Star Master Gardener(installing an irrigation water line to the Veterans Memorial at the Leon County Courthouse) and the Freestone County Historical Society and Museum(cleaning and archiving historical items).
New Roads– NRG’s South Central offices fielded a team of volunteers to help the Pointe Coupee Parish Library, Pointe Coupee Parks and Recreation Centerand H.O.P.E. Ministry Food Bankwith planting flower beds, painting, filling 400 bags for monthly food distribution, setup work for senior citizen event, and painting, landscaping and drywall installation to prepare a home for habitation.
Phoenix– A team of employees from NRG and its Sunora subsidiary volunteered at the Phoenix Dream Center to complete extensive facilities improvement projects. The team helped open a new residential suite to house children transitioning out of foster care, painted the cafeteria and laundry room that serves 300 residents, planted flowers and completed drywall repairs.
San Diego– A team of employees from NRG Solar partnered with non-profit GRID Alternatives to install solar panels at two low-income homes to lower the families’ electricity bills.
Carlsbad– NRG’s West Region and Solar headquarters sent a group of volunteers to the San Diego Food Bankto sort food donations.
Antioch– Employees from the Pittsburg and Marsh Landing Stations volunteered at Opportunity Junction, making facility improvements, performing an Energy Audit and implementing energy efficiency measures, and doing mock interviews and providing feedback for program participants.
Oxnard– A team of employees from Ormond Beachand Mandalay Stations helped out by painting and gardening at Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families.
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.
For NRG Energy, Inc.
Karen Cleeve, 609-524-4608
David Knox, 832-357-5730