HOUSTON, Dec. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Energy, one of the largest energy and energy services providers in North America, has logged more than 12,844 volunteer hours by 2,976 of its employees.
The company originally set a goal of hitting 10,000 volunteer hours, but the goal was surpassed largely due to Hurricane Harvey when 618 Houston employees volunteered over 2,330 hours in supporting their local communities.
Direct Energy employees also donated 1,430 hours to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH), a charity partner. 595 employees volunteered and participated in 55 activities supporting the needs of 6 CMN Hospitals across the country, including 306 employees who volunteered 587 hours and participated in 31 activities benefiting Texas Children's Hospital here in Houston.
"This is a fantastic goal to meet as a company, and for the communities we serve across North America," said Jim Steffes, Direct Energy's executive vice president of Corporate Affairs. "Direct Energy is proud to be a company that gives back. These volunteer hours reflect our customer approach: to make a difference in people's lives."
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About Direct Energy
Direct Energy is one of North America's largest retail providers of electricity, natural gas, and home and business energy-related services with over four million customers. Direct Energy gives customers choice, simplicity, and innovation where energy, data, and technology meet. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE: CNA), an international energy and services company, Direct Energy, its subsidiaries and/or affiliates, operate in 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 4 provinces in Canada. To learn more about Direct Energy, please visit www.directenergy.com.
SOURCE Direct Energy