The worst of times bring out the best in people. As Houston and southeast Texas work to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, the truth of that statement is showing itself in numerous ways and countless stories.
As the recovery continues, our disaster relief webpage can provide links to assistance for businesses that need it, as well as links to worthy organizations for those able to provide help:
For us, being a resource for others to count on has taken hold in several ways:
- As a trusted provider of power. We’re proud to say our Texas- and Louisiana-based generation facilities stayed online throughout the duration of the storm.
- As an equally trusted provider of backup generation, nowhere more important and visible during Harvey than the City of Houston. Part of our role as Houston’s power provider includes a robust backup generation solution, asked for by the city after a 2008 hurricane left many with power to their homes and the city without power for its water supply.
- As a corporate citizen ready to lend a hand – NRG and Reliant will provide more than $2 million of disaster relief resources, comprised of $1 million in cash donations, as well as in-kind relief efforts valued at more than $1 million in community support and customer assistance. Specifically, this includes:
- Deployment of Power2Serve, a 26-foot long truck serving as a mobile power generation station and providing a climate-controlled pavilion to assist emergency responders and area residences.
- 20 NRG Go stations deployed to dispense portable phone battery chargers to area shelters.
- Two 18-wheeler trucks filled with Goal Zero portable solar-powered generators and battery charging products, distributed to impacted communities by Reliant.