Meadow Lake Elementary awarded for crafting holiday cards

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CenterPoint Energy gives back to school children for helping those in need

Meadow Lake Principal Amy O’hern and her students receive a certificate and money for school supplies for helping others this holiday season from CenterPoint Energy retiree and VIP volunteer, Bev Maas.

MINNEAPOLIS – December 19, 2013 – CenterPoint Energy recently awarded Meadow Lake Elementary School with certificates and a monetary gift card for helping make holiday cards for recipients of the Metro Meals on Wheels (MOW) program, which aims to help home bound clients receive the nutritious meals and human connection they need to help them live independently. The holiday cards will be distributed by CenterPoint Energy to MOW clients along with natural gas energy assistance and conservation messages this holiday season.

“At Meadow Lake, we work on following the four B's of Being Respectful, Being Responsible, Belong and Being a Bucket-filler.  We were so excited to show how we can support our community through the four B's with the opportunity to work with CenterPoint Energy on food baskets for home bound citizens in the community,” said Amy Ohern, Principal of Meadow Lake Elementary School. “We love to be able to put a smile on someone's face from reading the cards that our students created.  We would like to thank CenterPoint Energy for their generous gift card contribution of $250 to Meadow Lake; we will take the gift card and purchase sleds and winter gear.

Suzanne Pierazek, manager of Corporate Community Relations added, “It has been gratifying to create this partnership with Meadow Lake Elementary with a focus on shared goals.  We couldn’t be more proud of this talented group of students and staff. ”  

CenterPoint Energy lends support to educational, civic, social and environmental initiatives that enhance the quality of life for our customers, the environment and the community as a whole. To see what CenterPoint Energy is doing in the community, visit CenterPoint Energy.com/Community.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission & distribution, natural gas distribution and competitive natural gas sales and services operations. The company serves more than five million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. The company also owns a 58.3 percent limited partner interest in a midstream partnership it jointly controls with OGE Energy Corp. with operations in major

natural gas and liquids-rich producing areas of Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. With more than 8,700 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 135 years. The utility also operates a non-regulated business in Minnesota called Home Service Plus®. For more information, visit CenterPointEnergy.com.

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