DALLAS – Energy Future Holdings and its people at Luminant and TXU Energy are lighting the way to a brighter holiday season, contributing more than $2.1 million to United Way and TXU Energy Aid.
Employee and corporate campaign contributions from 2014 will benefit more than 20 United Way chapters across Texas and keep the lights on for families in crisis through TXU Energy Aid.
“Thanks to the generosity of our people, we’ve once again surpassed our campaign goal,” said Danielle Cooper, the 2014 United Way/TXU Energy Aid campaign chair. “Our company has a long history with United Way and TXU Energy Aid, and every year I’m thrilled at the new energy our people bring to each campaign and their enthusiasm for getting involved and making a lasting impact in our Texas communities.”
Supporting United Way’s focus areas of education, income and health, people at EFH volunteered more than 1,900 hours during the campaign at service agencies and organizations to help change lives in Texas.
“With the tremendous support of Energy Future Holdings, United Way is forever changing lives,” said Jennifer Sampson, president and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “Thanks to their boundless generosity, we’ve improved local graduation rates from 40 percent to over 60 percent, and helped get 70,000 people on a pathway out of poverty.Together, we are making North Texas the very best place to live, work and raise a family. We are so proud to celebrate nine decades of impactful service with EFH this year.”
EFH and its employees across its businesses have contributed more than $27 million to some 22 United Way organizations since 2000. Additionally, for more than 30 years, TXU Energy Aid has served as an integral resource for social service agencies that assist families in need, helping more than 455,000 customers across Texas pay their electricity bills.
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About Energy Future Holdings
EFH is a Dallas-based holding company engaged in competitive and regulated energy market activities in Texas. Its portfolio of competitive businesses consists primarily of Luminant, which is engaged largely in power generation, including more than 15,400 megawatts of generation and related mining activities, wholesale power marketing and energy trading, and TXU Energy, a retail electricity provider with 1.7 million customers in Texas. EFH’s regulated operations consist of Oncor, which operates the largest electricity distribution and transmission system in Texas with more than 3.2 million delivery points and 120,000 miles of distribution and transmission lines. While EFH indirectly owns approximately 80 percent of Oncor, the management of Oncor reports to a separate board with a majority of directors that are independent from EFH.