MINNEAPOLIS – June 2, 2014 – 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 Cleveland a $2,500 grant for Globe firefighter boots for the fire department that will be used to serve the community.
“At CenterPoint Energy our number one priority is safety. 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 Energy. “We are proud to support and enhance the well-being of the communities in which we live and work.”
“We thank CenterPoint Energy for this grant that will help us purchase new firefighter boots,” said Cleveland Fire Chief Jon Schabert. “The winter of 2013-2014 was a difficult one for all of us due to the colder temperatures and increased fire incidents. The new boots are important because they have more insulation and will provide maximum protection, comfort and warmth for our firefighters as they work to keep our communities safe.”
Over the past 12 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 54.7 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 8,500 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 CenterPointEnergy.com.