On Friday, February 3, Gexa Energy once again joined Rebuilding Together Houston to make a “super impact” in the local community. As a part of Kickoff to Rebuild, an annual NFL-sanctioned event hosted by Rebuilding Together and held in conjunction with Sunday’s big game, Gexa employees volunteered their time to help repair and renovate six local homes in the historic Independence Heights neighborhood. As part of a larger community-wide revitalization project, volunteers also worked together to create a community green space, build a neighborhood welcome center, and establish a food pantry. Some of the deserving individuals and homeowners include Stardette, whose love for the community brought her back to the neighborhood she grew up in after building her career in Louisiana, Roland, who was born and raised in Independence Heights and currently cares for his mother, Debbie, whose home was built in the 1930s by her grandmother, and Frances, whose home has remained unoccupied and deteriorating since it was vandalized in 2004. Gexa is honored to have had the opportunity to make a difference in their lives by helping to create safer and more vibrant homes for all of the participants. The Kickoff to Rebuild event is the culmination of Rebuilding Together Houston’s Super Impact 17 campaign that began in September 2015 with the goal of raising $600,000 and helping 500 Houston homeowners within 17 months.
Gexa has been part of Super Impact 17 since the beginning, and we are thrilled to be involved with this campaign which helps strengthen local communities in need. For the last 22 years, Rebuilding Together Houston has helped restore hope and revitalize neighborhoods by repairing homes at no cost for elderly, low-income, disabled, and service-veteran community members. At Gexa Energy, we are committed to participating in volunteer events and charitable programs like this to give back to our community and customers.
To learn more about this one-day event that helped repair six homes, visit the Kickoff to Rebuild website.