TXU Energy Offers Cool Ways to Beat the Heat in Dallas and Fort Worth

Stay cool. Stay safe. And, save money. That’s what TXU Energy is sharing

with people across Dallas and Fort Worth today, as the company joins the

Visiting Nurse Association and Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County

for TXU Energy’s 14th annual “Beat the Heat” program this summer.

With the warmest days of the year upon us, the company and the social

services agencies are working together today to educate local-area

seniors and others who are confined to their homes about ways to prevent

heat-related emergencies and manage their energy consumption through the

local Meals on Wheels programs in Dallas and Tarrant counties.

Collectively, both programs serve more than 10,000 people across Greater

Dallas and Fort Worth.

“With the heat as extreme as it is here in Dallas-Fort Worth, it’s

crucial to foster awareness and understanding about the physical and

financial risks that can accompany our summer temperatures – and how

those most at risk can protect themselves from the challenges that can

come with it,” said Kelli Rod, vice president of community affairs, TXU

Energy. “Together with the Visiting Nurse Association and Meals on

Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County, we are pointing consumers to the

solutions, tips and support they can use to keep their health and

household budgets safe this summer, no matter how hot the temperatures


Some of the recommended heat safety tips include:

Recommended energy-saving tips include:

Research shows the elderly and young children are most likely to be

affected by the heat. This summer, TXU Energy is partnering with

community organizations in Houston and Dallas to promote heat safety. In

addition, the company will distribute heat safety information to

approximately 15,000 Texans.

In addition to promoting heat safety and conservation, TXU Energy

continues to provide financial support for families who experience

unexpected financial hardship with their electricity bills. To date, the TXU

Energy AidSM program has given more than $72 million to

help more than 415,000 valued customers cover their electricity bills.

The company contributes $5 for every $1 its employees and customers

contribute to the program, and selected social service agencies

administer 100 percent of the funds to families in need across the

state. TXU Energy will contribute $5 million annually through 2012 to

the program.

About the Visiting Nurse Association

The Visiting Nurse Association delivers a full range of high quality and

compassionate home health care following discharge from the hospital,

for rehabilitation therapies, chronic diseases, and hospice for adults

in the final phase of a terminal illness. VNA also provides the Meals on

Wheels program in Dallas County. VNA’s mission includes service to

elderly, frail, disabled and dying individuals who have no means to pay

for health care and hospice.

About Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County

Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County is a local nonprofit agency

dedicated to providing fresh, nutritious, ready-to-eat meals and other

services to homebound residents of the county who are unable to prepare

meals for themselves and have no one to help them on a regular basis.

Meals are prepared in the agency’s central kitchen to ensure the highest

quality food at the lowest cost. The services allow our elderly,

disabled, and chronically ill neighbors to remain living at home for as

long as possible, maintaining their independence and dignity.

About TXU Energy

TXU Energy is a market-leading competitive retail electricity provider,

powering the lives of more Texans than any other retailer. TXU Energy

offers a variety of innovative products and solutions, allowing both its

residential and business customers to choose options that best meet

their needs, including exceptional customer service, competitively

priced electricity service plans, innovative energy efficiency options,

renewable energy programs and other electricity-related products and

services. Visit txu.com for more information about TXU Energy. REP


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