HOUSTON, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- This November, Direct Energy employees across North America will have the opportunity to give back to their communities with the company's first Day of Caring. Employees may take a day during the month to volunteer at their local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which Direct Energy has a relationship with, or with the charity of their choice.
"One of Direct Energy's core values is caring, and what better way to promote that value than by empowering our employees to care for their communities," said Manu Asthana, president, Direct Energy Home. "Direct Energy and our parent company, Centrica, are proud to have provided more than $500,000 in financial assistance and programs to support our customers and employees who were impacted by the recent hurricanes. We are taking a break from the work day to give back this November and embody the spirit of the holiday season."
Direct Energy has set a goal to volunteer 10,000 hours before the end of the year across all the offices. In Houston, Direct Energy's headquarters, the specific Day of Caring will be held on Friday, November 17. Employees will venture outside of the office to volunteer at local Houston nonprofits such as the Houston Food Bank, Texas Children's Hospital and Child Advocates.
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
Centrica Business Solutions has been established to deliver integrated energy solutions, combining distributed energy technologies and a variety of commercial options to help businesses and other large energy users to improve performance and cost management, strengthen resilience, and create opportunities for growth.
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