MINNEAPOLIS – August 10, 2016 – CenterPoint Energy employee and Minneapolis resident, Gina Swanson, was recently recognized as a CenterPoint Energy Outstanding Volunteer for exceptional service to her local community. She, along with nine other outstanding volunteers, were awarded a $500 Grant Incentive for Volunteers (GIVE) for donation to the nonprofit organization of her choice.
Swanson, an operations generalist for CenterPoint Energy, serves on the church council and has taught Sunday school at Faith Lilac Way Church in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. She also volunteers regularly with Junior Achievement and is a regular blood and platelet donor. “I’ve always been passionate about youth – both because I have children myself and because it makes such a difference in young people’s lives when someone cares enough to take time to work with them,” said Swanson. “If you can find something that touches or helps another person, then it’s worth it.”
Each year, CenterPoint Energy recognizes ten employees from across its service territory for the company’s Outstanding Volunteer Award. Recipients are selected based on their volunteer efforts within the company and their local communities.
“These volunteers reflect the caring, unselfish spirit that many of our company’s employees demonstrate in their communities,” said Diane Englet, senior director of Corporate Community Relations at CenterPoint Energy. “CenterPoint Energy is proud to partner with community organizations like this to build inclusive and sustainable communities in each of the areas that we serve.”
To learn more about what CenterPoint Energy is doing in your community, visit CenterPointEnergy.com/Community.