CenterPoint Energy recently received the Large Corporate Humanitarian Award at the 33rd Annual Arkansas Community Service Awards. The awards, which are sponsored by KARK Channel 4 and the Duncan Law Firm and presented in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and the Arkansas Department of Human Services, recognize individuals and businesses for their dedication and commitment in supporting volunteerism throughout the state.
“This is a huge honor, and I’d like to express my sincere appreciation to all of our hard-working and community-minded employees in Arkansas,” said Walter Bryant, division vice president, regional Gas Operations. Bryant is pictured, left, with Debbie Jackson, operations support representative and volunteer coordinator for Arkansas’ central district, and Chuck Renegar, district director. “I’m very proud of them for making a difference in the lives of so many in the communities throughout the state in which we live and work,” he added.
Camp Aldersgate, a summer camp serving children with medical, physical and developmental challenges, nominated CenterPoint Energy for the award. CNP sponsors an annual fishing derby at Camp Aldersgate during the week of Spina Bifida Camp, and employees help campers bait hooks, cast rods and reel in their catches. CenterPoint Energy employees in Arkansas also volunteer in a variety of other ways, including walking in the March of Dimes’ March for Babies, helping to staff a phone-a-thon for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, participating in Junior Achievement activities, sponsoring Little Rock’s RiverFest and much more.