MINNEAPOLIS – June 15, 2015 – CenterPoint Energy’s Community Partnership Grant Program awards grants to local communities to fund safety-related equipment and projects. The company recently awarded the City of Willmar a $1,800 grant for two automated external defibrillators, two advanced first aid kits and 32 traffic safety vests that will be used to serve the community.
“At CenterPoint Energy our number one priority is safety. We are proud that through our grant program, we are able to help cities leverage local funds to purchase needed safety equipment, training or provide financial support for important safety-related projects,” said Jean Krause, Community Relations Director for CenterPoint Ener,gy. “Through these types of grant programs we can strengthen the communities we serve.”
Over the past 13 years, through its Community Partnership Grant Program, CenterPoint Energy has contributed over $1 million dollars in donations to communities for safety initiatives. To see what CenterPoint Energy is doing in the community, please visit CenterPointEnergy.com/community.
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission & distribution, natural gas distribution and energy services operations. The company serves more than five million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. The company also owns a 55.4 percent limited partner interest in Enable Midstream Partners, a publicly traded master limited partnership it jointly controls with OGE Energy Corp., which owns, operates and develops natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets. With more than 7,400 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 140 years. The utility also operates a non-regulated business in Minnesota called Home Service Plus®. For more information, visit the website at CenterPointEnergy.com.