NRG Energy Employees Power-up Philanthropy During NRG Global Giving Week

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NRG Energy Employees Power-up Philanthropy During NRG Global Giving Week

May 28, 2015 at 8:00 AM EDT

— 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 C ...

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 about.”

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
Houston Food Bank - Houston, TX
Irving Cares - Irving, TX
H.O.P.E Ministry Food Bank - New Roads, LA
HomeFront - Trenton, NJ
Young Audiences - Houston, TX
Yellow Boots - Staten Island, NY

About NRG

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 Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

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