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Direct Energy Celebrates 12,000 Volunteer Hours in 2017; Original Goal of 10k Surpassed After Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON – 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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Jessica Michan
Manager, External Relations

Direct Energy is one of North America's largest energy and energy-related services providers with nearly five million residential and commercial customers. Direct Energy provides customers with choice and support in managing their energy costs through a portfolio of innovative products and services. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE: CNA), one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, Direct Energy operates in 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 10 provinces in Canada.

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