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Champion Energy: A Message Regarding Hurricane Harvey

Fellow Texans,

For many of us, the days since Hurricane Harvey made landfall have been among the most difficult of our lives. We have all seen homes damaged or destroyed. Even worse, some of us have lost loved ones.

While it’s always saddening to hear about a natural disaster or tragedy occurring somewhere in the world, this is different. Texas is our home. Both Champion Energy and our parent company Calpine are headquartered in Houston, and many of our employees and families have been affected by this storm.

Texans are strong and resilient people. Many of you have put yourselves in harm’s way helping your neighbors. The news coverage seen around the globe has shown the world how we care for one another and the risks we are willing to take for total strangers in need. The world has seen our resolve and we are not done helping each other yet. We will get through this disaster and we will lift each other up to rebuild, just as we have in the past.

Champion Energy started in Houston so it is no surprise that roughly half of our residential customers live in the greater Houston area and along the Gulf Coast. You’ve been there for us. We are here for you.

For our part, Champion Energy is donating $250,000 to the American Red Cross – Texas Gulf Coast Region for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in our community. Moreover, we are committed to working with you through this hardship by waiving late fees and extending payment terms to anyone affected by Hurricane Harvey. And we’re doubling our donation match to the Power Partners fund to $2 for every $1 donated, matching up to $10,000 per individual donor.

I am a Texan and have lived here most of my life. Like you, I know what we’re made of; now the rest of the world does, too. While grieving over what has been lost, I am certain that Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast will remain the strong and vibrant community we love.

If you’re interested in learning more about the American Red Cross or donating, visit http://www.redcross.org/local/texas/gulf-coast.

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Michael Sullivan
President & CEO
Champion Energy

Champion Energy Week of Giving

During the Fourth Annual Week of Giving (February 13 – 17, 2017), Champion Energy community volunteers worked 2-4 hour shifts at local area non-profit organizations, donating nearly 300 hours to local charities. We packaged backpack buddy bags and meals with the Houston Food Bank, packed brown-bag lunches for preschool children with Kid’s Meals and sorted clothes and served meals at the Star of Hope Mission. Additionally, Champion Energy donated $2,500 to each organization.

Champion Energy employees took this week to give back and help meet the needs of people in the community. This further extends Champion’s company policy of allowing employees to take up to 2 paid hours monthly to volunteer at a non-profit organization. We believe that encouraging community involvement not only helps the community, it helps to build a spirit of camaraderie among employees.

We encourage you to learn more about our partners for the 2017 Week of Giving. Please visit any of the following websites to learn more about the organizations:
Houston Food Bank
Kid’s Meals
Star of Hope Mission

Champion Energy Supports Kids’ Meals


On December 7th, Champion Energy employees volunteered at Kids’ Meals holiday party presenting families with gifts just in time for Christmas. Prior to the event, Champion Energy raised over $1,000 to purchase Toys R Us and Walmart gift cards with a bake sale and cookie contest.

Kids’ Meals Houston offers meals on wheels for pre-schoolers in Houston’s lower income neighborhoods. Each year, Kids’ Meals hosts a holiday party for the families they serve.  There’s a DJ, a visit from Santa, food from Chick-fil-A and Shipley Donuts, free books from the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation, and gift cards for each family (donated by companies like Champion).

This further extends Champion’s company policy of allowing employees to take up to 2 paid hours monthly to volunteer at a non-profit organization. We believe that encouraging community involvement not only helps the community, it helps to build a spirit of camaraderie among employees.

You too can help the fight against hunger for as little as $10 to feed 5 children. Donate at http://bit.ly/1VZU7kC.