Stay cool. Stay safe. And, save money. Thats 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 Energys 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, its
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
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. VNAs 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 agencys 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