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GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA Furthers its Support of Civic Programs through Social Media Fundraising Campaign Connect for a Cause

January 26, 2015

GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA raised more than $40,000 during 2014 through Connect for a Cause, the company’s year-long social media fundraising campaign to drive engagement and support of civic programs critical to communities throughout the nation.

Since February 2014, the retail electricity provider has selected one charity per month to benefit from a $3,000 initial contribution by GDF SUEZ Energy Resources with the potential to earn an additional $1 for each new social media follower or interaction.

“GDF SUEZ Energy Resources has a rich tradition of supporting civic programs at multiple levels, and we’re proud to carry on that practice with Connect for a Cause,” said JD Burrows, Vice President of Marketing for the retail electricity provider. “This campaign has brought thousands of people together with the simple click of a mouse to benefit nonprofits throughout the nation. We couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome and are grateful to our followers for making these donations possible.”

To date, GDF SUEZ Energy Resources has made the following donations through Connect for a Cause:

  • February – $3,929 to the Dallas chapter of the March of Dimes, which provides lifesaving research and programs in an effort to end premature birth, birth defects, and infant mortality.
  • March – $3,677 to the New York chapter of the Salvation Army Energy Assistance Fund, which supports families in need of help with utility bills.
  • April – $3,984 to the Jacksonville, Florida chapter of the Wounded Warrior Project, a military/veterans service organization supporting wounded veterans and their families.
  • May – $3,730 to the Hermann Park Conservancy, a non-profit citizens’ organization to protect and enhance Hermann Park in Houston
  • June – $3,668 to the Boston chapter of the Boys and Girls Club, which inspires and enables young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
  • July – $3,595 to the Philadelphia Utility Emergency Services Fund, an organization that supports families and individuals through financial services to avoid utility termination and provide rent/mortgage assistance.
  • August – $3,819 to the Corpus Christi chapter of YWCA, the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women.
  • September – $3,549 to the Good Neighbor Energy Fund, which provides assistance to residents of Massachusetts who are struggling to pay energy bills and do not qualify for federal or state energy funds.
  • October – $3,522 to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, a children’s hospital dedicated to improving the physical and emotional health of patients through family-centered care, research, and education.
  • November – $3,555 to NJ SHARES, a nonprofit in New Jersey that helps families and individuals in need of temporary assistance with paying energy bills.
  • December – $3,459 to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a nonprofit dedicated to the eradication of childhood cancer.

For more about GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, visit www.gdfsuezenergyresources.com or call 877.321.4GDF. Connect with GDF SUEZ Energy Resources on LinkedIn, Twitter: @GDFSUEZEnergy, and Facebook.