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Volunteer – Be a Community Champion

This week Champion Energy donated 200+ volunteer hours and $15,000 to three Houston area charities – Houston Food Bank, Kids’ Meals and Houston Pets Alive! We recognized these groups as being Community Champions during Hurricane Harvey.

Do you want to be a Community Champion? Volunteer in your community!  We guarantee – you’ll get back more than you give.  Here are some ways you can volunteer:

Houston Volunteer Opportunities

www.volunteerhouston.org

http://mlb.mlb.com/hou/foundation/volunteer/  The Astros Foundation Volunteer Corps sponsors volunteer projects across the city.  Bonus! Free Astros tickets and Astros merchandise when you volunteer.

Dallas / Fort Worth Volunteer Opportunities

https://www.voly.org/causes/cityofdallaspage.html

http://www.volnow.org/

Waco / Killeen Volunteer Opportunities

http://www.waco-texas.com/volunteer.asp

Rio Grande Valley Volunteer Opportunities

https://www.unitedwayrgv.org/

Learn more about how Champion Energy works in our communities and volunteers to “Be A Champion.”

5th Annual Week of Giving

Champion Energy is about more than just electricity – we’re about powering life and powering communities.

Champion Energy Week of Giving 2018 logoDuring our 5th Annual Week of Giving February 12-16, 2018, we’ll donate 300+ hours of community service, and donate $15,000 to not-for-profit organizations.

This year’s charities have been selected from the many supporting our community as it recovers from Hurricane Harvey.  We are #HoustonStrong!

Houston Food Bank is the backbone of a network of agencies and food pantries across the greater Houston area and is the largest food bank in the country. For families struggling to provide for their family’s basis needs, the flooding caused by Harvey was catastrophic. In the 6 weeks following Harvey, area residents turned out in force – nearly 22,000 of them – helping the Food Bank ship out 29 million pounds of food during that period. The need continues today. Volunteer at the Houston Food Bank:  http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/

Kids’ Meals is a first-responder to children ages five-years-old and under facing debilitating hunger due to extreme poverty. Every weekday, year-round, from 9 a.m. to noon, volunteers prepare thousands of healthy lunches consisting of a sandwich, nutritious snack and 100% juice or milk. Lunches are then delivered to participants in zip codes located within Beltway 8.  Unexpected expenses like Harvey flood damage can take a family teetering on the edge of poverty and push them over. Kids’ Meals helps ensure that these children don’t go hungry.  To volunteer: http://www.kidsmealshouston.org/

Houston Pets Alive!  When Hurricane Harvey hit, Houston Pets Alive (HPA) and their sister organization Austin Pets Alive sprang into action. They created triage and staging areas where abandoned and displaced animals could be housed, photographed and transported. Then they worked to reunite families with their pets. Formerly a foster-based organization, HPA has turned their Harvey emergency shelter into a full-time operation, taking in animals from area shelters, exclusively pulling off shelter euthanasia lists.  Volunteers are needed daily to walk, feed and clean up after the animals.  Bonus – puppy and kitten cuddles!  For information on volunteering, adopting or fostering:  http://www.houstonpetsalive.org/

Learn more about our Champion Energy Community Initiatives from your Houston and Texas Electricity provider.