Spark Energy was on hand this week at the groundbreaking ceremony for the future home of Sergeant Ben Eberle. Sergeant Eberle was severely wounded while serving in Afghanistan in 2011 when an IED exploded, leaving him a triple amputee.
Sergeant Eberle was selected by Helping a Hero to receive a specially adapted home. As part of Spark Energy’s ongoing partnership with Helping a Hero, we were honored to present Eberle and his family with a year of free electricity for his new home.
“As our troops return home after making incredible sacrifices on our behalf, it’s important that they have the resources necessary to transition back into civilian life.” said Nathan Kroeker, President of Spark Energy.
The Eberles selected a wooded lot in Montogmery, TX for their future home. Ben, who enjoys ATVs and the outdoors, is excited to have land on which to ride ATVs and enjoy nature. Eberle thanked the community for their support and shared that he is looking forward to moving into his new home and beginning the stage of his recovery which will involve prosthetics to help him become more mobile. With courage and humor, he ended his remarks by commenting that “I can’t sit down for too long. It’s like the longest car ride ever.”
Learn more about Helping a Hero and what you can do to help familes like the Eberles.
Houston-area residents can also donate to Helping a Hero with Spark Energy’s Power for Heroes electricity plan. Customers on this plan will see a portion of their bill donated to Helping a Hero at no cost to them.