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Reliant Supports Essential Storm Recovery in DFW with $300,000 in Donations


— Local nonprofits addressing continued need for home repairs, temporary housing and emergency assistance receive help from Reliant —

The recent winter storm coupled with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has left many nonprofits across North Texas stretched thin as they work to serve neighbors and communities in need. To support their important missions, Reliant announced $300,000 in donations across five DFW organizations actively responding to the continued and widespread recovery efforts for Texans.

Nonprofits receiving support include:

  • Catholic Charities Fort Worth tosupport the needs of 200 families, including home repairs, temporary housing and general expenses like utilities and childcare, to ensure their stability in this most challenging year.
  • Metrocrest Services for temporary shelter for client referrals from local law enforcement, as well as support for the nonprofit’s food pantry and basic hygiene supplies.
  • Mission Arlington for storm recovery efforts including home repairs, food, water and emergency financial assistance for affected families.
  • Network of Community Ministries for housing repairs through the nonprofit’s “Handyman” program, which provides services quickly and directly to clients in need.
  • The Family Place for temporary housing, transportation and food for clients displaced from the shelter as it faces critical repairs. In addition, the donation will fund emergency generator costs and replace damaged bedroom furniture at the shelter.

“We are honored to support these respected DFW nonprofits as they work to address the need for home repairs and temporary housing for displaced families across Texas,” said Andrea Russell, vice president and general manager of Reliant. “Although life has seemingly returned to normal, it’s important we don’t forget our neighbors who are still battling the lasting effects of the winter storm. We hope our support for these organizations will make a meaningful difference for these families as they work to return to their homes and recover.”

“Our goal to end poverty, one family at a time, is something that relies on community support and mutual partnership. Reliant's commitment to rolling up their sleeves and working alongside us to make change is a stellar example of corporate responsibility. Most of our work involves our signature long-term case management to walk with a family on their journey out of poverty; we consider ourselves fortunate that Reliant sees this bigger picture and can help us where there is crisis as well as into the months and years to come to help stabilize these families,” said Deb McNamara, Interim President and CEO, Catholic Charities Fort Worth.

In addition to the above organizations, Reliant previously announced $100,000 in donations to the North Texas Food Bank and the Tarrant Area Food Bank to address the ongoing impact on food shortages and increased demand following the winter storm.

The donations are part of the initial $4 million commitment from Reliant and parent company NRG Energy, Inc. to address food and water shortages, temporary or damaged housing and the overall recovery effort across Texas. To support customers affected by the storm, Reliant also donated an additional $500,000 to its CARE Program to assist residential customers in paying electricity bills.

About Reliant, an NRG company

Reliant powers, protects and simplifies life by bringing electricity, security and related services to homes and businesses across Texas. Serving customers and the community is at the core of what we do, and the company is recognized nationally for outstanding customer experience. Reliant is part of NRG, a Fortune 500 company that creates value by generating electricity and providing energy solutions to more than 3.5 million residential and commercial customers across the U.S. and Canada. NRG’s competitive residential electricity business, which includes Reliant, is one of the largest in the country. For more information about Reliant, visit and connect with Reliant on Facebook at and Twitter or Instagram @reliantenergy. PUCT Certificate #10007.

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