Volunteering in the communities we serve is a key part of our culture. In 2018, our employees, retirees, and their family and friends contributed 131,053 hours of service valued at more than $3.23 million.
Volunteerism is an important initiative to CenterPoint Energy and its employees, and has long been at the core of the company's culture. While some of our involvement in the community is driven by the company, much is driven by individuals who commit their personal time to causes they find worthy.
Created in 1984, CenterPoint Energy's volunteer program unifies the wide ranging community service activities and projects of our employees.