For the ninth consecutive year, NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) employees participated in volunteer projects for non-profit organizations around the country as part of NRG's annual Global Giving Week. Reflecting their desire to make a difference in the communities in which they live and work, from May 16-20, more than 1,200 NRG employees across 18 states volunteered nearly 5,000 hours, serving more than 200 charities and nonprofits and donating nearly $100,000 to charitable causes.

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"At NRG, our employees are engaged not just in the work they do, but also in having a positive impact on the communities where they live," said Jennifer Brunelle, Director of positiveNRG, NRG's corporate philanthropy program. "We're honored by our employees' sense of corporate and community pride. Their collective desire to enhance peoples' lives and deliver value is apparent in every aspect of their work."

Our Global Giving efforts spanned every region in which NRG operates. Some of the organizations with which NRG employees volunteered include:
  • American Heart Association - Houston, TX
  • Boys & Girls Club of Pekin - Pekin, IL
  • Connecticut Humane Society - Waterford, CT
  • Habitat for Humanity - Boston, MA
  • Philabundance - Philadelphia, PA
  • Princeton Family YMCA - Princeton, NJ
  • San Francisco-Marin Food Bank - San Francisco, CA

About NRG

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of the nation's largest and most diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 200 company, NRG creates value through best in class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers, large and small, we continually innovate, embrace and implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy. We aim to be pioneers in developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country. More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

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