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CenterPoint Energy partners with charitable organizations to give warmth this winter

CNP Food Share

Jean Krause and Suzanne Pierazek, community relations for CenterPoint Energy, provided weatherization materials to hundreds of families in need.

MINNEAPOLIS – January 8, 2013 – CenterPoint Energy employees joined forces with The Salvation Army, United Way, Metro Meals on Wheels and MN Food Share to provide energy assistance and conservation materials as well as weatherization kits to 1,700 families in need. 

 “We’re proud to have founded and supported The Salvation Army HeatShare program since 1982,” said Joe Vortherms, division regional vice president for CenterPoint Energy. “We ask that customers join us this winter and donate to the program, which helps those who may be struggling to pay energy bills.”

To donate to the HeatShare Program, please visit
CenterPoint Energy lends support to educational, civic, social and environmental initiatives that enhance the quality of life for their customers, the environment and the community as a whole. To see what CenterPoint Energy is doing in the community, visit CenterPoint

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 $22 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 more information, visit