Below is a summary of Enron's activities to support Houston's flood victims.
DONATIONS FOR THE COMMUNITY
Enron was a pacesetter company for the community with its corporate contribution of $500,000 to the American Red Cross.
Employees and contractors have contributed $32,280 to the Houston Flood Relief drive, bringing the total donation to $64,260 with the Enron match. Donations made for flood relief to local non-profit organizations were not counted toward employees' $15,000 annual matching gift limit.
CONTRIBUTIONS FOR OUR ENRON FAMILY
More than 285 employees and contractors who were devastated by the flooding have each received $1,000 in financial assistance from Enron.
The Chad Garren Memorial Scholarship Fund, established at Texas A&M University in memory of the intern who died as a result of the flooding, has received $12,332 from employees and contractors. With the employee match, we have raised $25,119. Donations made to this fund were not counted toward employees' $15,000 annual matching gift limit.
Donations to the employee relief fund, benefiting those Enron employees affected by the flood, are being accepted at the Enron Federal Credit Union. Currently, the fund has received $1,635.
Global Strategic Sourcing, Travel Agency in the Park and Community Relations joined efforts to provide rental car assistance for those employees who lost cars. A shuttle brought employees to IAH to pick-up priority rental cars.
The Credit Union is offering "Flood Relief Loans" - signature loans (5% fixed APR for 6 months) and auto loans (6.49% fixed APR, 90 day no-payment option).
Auto Exam is offering a $109 water damage vehicle inspection.
The Enron Corp. Savings Plan is offering expedited loan requests via Northern Trust.
ASSISTANCE FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Due to the devastation of Jones Hall, EBS has provided temporary office space in 3AC for the Society for Performing Arts and the Houston Symphony. It is valued at $30,000 per month.
100 employees donated and packed 1000 lunches for 5th Ward area victims area victims; this was a collaboration with Prudential, an EES client.
65 employees worked with Second Baptist Church to clean up homes in north Houston.
15 employees cleaned up Family Time, a shelter for battered women.
11 employees assisted in the Beal House apartment (elderly complex) clean-up.
Hundreds of employees donated clothing and food at the InfoZone for distribution by the Salvation Army and Neighborhood Centers Inc.
ETS collected donations for Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
Enron Clean Fuels volunteered at the Women Helping Women Shelter.
Enron partnered with MD Anderson to hold a blood drive on-site
All employee e-mails
home.enron.com/flood - a special website
a flood hotline for employees affected by the flood - ext. 3-7181
Please let me know if you have any questions. I can be reached at x30565.