Just in time for the season of giving, Energy Future Holdings is wrapping up another successful fundraising campaign – proudly contributing nearly $3 million through United Way and TXU Energy AidSM.
“For the second year in a row, our employees raised more than $2 million and with the company’s additional $1 million match, we’re able to make our dollars stretch even further to help our neighbors and customers in need,” said Claudia Morrow, 2012 EFH campaign chair. “In addition to their donations, employees gave their time – rounding out their legacy of excellence with more than 1,000 hours of volunteer service in their communities.”
In recognition of its efforts, United Way recently honored EFH as a recipient of two Pacesetter awards: Best Practices for Volunteerism and Outstanding Leadership Campaign. Pacesetter awards recognize companies that set the tone for the campaign and inspire others to support United Way initiatives.
“If someone wants to see how inviting employees to change lives forever can energize an entire organization, I would encourage them to visit Energy Future Holdings and its business units during their United Way campaign,” said Jennifer Sampson, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas president and CEO. “The generosity of EFH employees is boundless, and we’re thankful for their unwavering commitment to changing lives through their contributions and heartfelt volunteer support.”
Providing a positive impact for countless individuals, United Way’s programs and services offer vital resources in the areas of health, education and income. In addition, funds raised through TXU Energy AidSM, the largest bill-payment assistance program among electricity providers in the nation, will help local residents retain critical electric service during the cold winter months.
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About Energy Future Holdings
EFH is a Dallas-based holding company engaged in competitive and regulated energy market activities, primarily in Texas. Its portfolio of competitive businesses consists primarily of TXU Energy, a retail electricity provider with approximately 1.8 million customers in Texas, and Luminant, which is engaged largely in power generation and related mining activities, wholesale power marketing and energy trading. Luminant has approximately 15,400 MW of generation in Texas, including 2,300 MW fueled by nuclear power and 8,000 MW fueled by coal. Luminant is also one of the largest purchasers of wind-generated electricity in Texas and in the United States. EFH’s regulated operations consist of Oncor, which operates the largest electricity distribution and transmission system in Texas with more than three million delivery points and approximately 118,000 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.