Energy In Action Soars in Second Year

Employee volunteers find creative ways to contribute to causes, communities across Texas

TRMcollageIn 2014, the people of EFH, Luminant and TXU Energy stepped up their efforts to give back to Texas communities in a big way. In fact, participation in our corporate-wide volunteer program Energy In Action increased by more than 50 percent in the program’s second year.

“Our service from 2014 has had a measurable impact on our communities,” said Andrea Pelosi, Energy in Action chair. “There’s a real enthusiasm from our employees to give to a variety of causes, including hosting reading days for children, coordinating blood drives, running in 5Ks, sorting meals at food banks and collecting clothes and toys to help the economically challenged. I’m so proud of our creativity to find ways to help our communities, and I can’t wait to see what we achieve in 2015.”

collage4Among the highlights from 2014:

  • 6,400 hours of volunteer service
  • $98,000 in donations and contributions
  • 1,500 employee participants
  • 81 events

Education: Employees made science and reading fun for students at our Dallas ISD partner school Saldivar Elementary by hosting a field trip to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, a back-to-school science fair, a Dr. Seuss Reading Day and an end-of-the-year field day.

Health: Employees helped raise $64,000 for Bike MS, which used donations to give financial assistance to those living with multiple sclerosis and to fund 136 scholarships for those living with or who have a family member with MS. Funds also were given to support 380 research projects to stop MS.

collage2Career development: For the Women’s Information Network summer clothing drive, employees donated 930 items, providing professional clothing to help economically challenged women thrive in the workplace.

Veteran support: On Veterans Day, employees refreshed the rooms of 100 veterans housed at the Salvation Army Carr P. Collins Social Service Center in Dallas, which provides health and life-skills support to help veterans achieve self-sufficiency. Luminant also hosted the Veterans Bass Classic at Big Brown Mine’s reclaimed B Area, opening the lake for a day of fishing for 25 veterans.

Child care: More than 80 Luminant employees rolled up their sleeves and helped with maintenance projects at Bole’s Children’s Home in Quinlan. They also hosted a carnival and delivered three truckloads of donated food items and cleaning supplies to the facility, which assists children and single-parent families in need.

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