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CenterPoint Energy awards the City of Brooklyn Center Community Partnership Grant
Company awards nearly $128,000 in grants to 83 communities for safety equipment

MINNEAPOLIS - June 13, 2011 - CenterPoint Energy recently awarded the City of Brooklyn Center a Community Partnership Grant in the amount of $2500 for Automated External Defibrillators (AED) for first responders.
 
"We are pleased that our Community Partnership Grants will help cities in our service area leverage local funding to obtain additional tools and safety equipment, enabling them to better serve their community," said Tal Centers, division vice president of regional operations for CenterPoint Energy.  "This program allows us to work closely with the cities we serve to help make our communities better and safer places to live and work."
In 2011, the program awarded grants up to $2,500 for safety equipment or safety related projects to support emergency response or safety for the citizens of the community.  Priority is given to franchised communities that have not received a grant in the last year.  
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 and distribution, natural gas distribution, competitive natural gas sales and services, interstate pipelines and field services operations. The company serves more than five million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Assets total more than $19 billion. With about 8,800 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 135 years. In Minnesota, CenterPoint Energy is the state's largest natural gas distribution utility, serving about 800,000 customers in 260 communities. The utility also operates a non-regulated business in Minnesota called Home Service Plus®. For
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