Spark Energy Awards Staff with $100K in Gift Cards
Houston-based electricity and natural gas supplier, Spark Energy donated roughly $100,000 in gift cards to its employees and contractors to provide support for families dealing with increased expenses due to remote working and online learning. The gift cards were distributed last week by members of the Executive Leadership Team as a way to thank the staff for their work over the last several months. The September event marks the 3rd distribution since mid-March, bringing the total amount gifted to near $300,000. Other efforts to support employees amid the COVID-19 crisis have included PPE care packages, surprise promo codes for food delivery, and free coronavirus testing.
“When we began working remotely in March, no one could have predicted that we’d still be doing so in September. Our customer satisfaction scores are as high as they’ve ever been – all while our team is managing through the challenges that remote work can bring. The employees have really stepped up and continue to be a source of pride for the organization, therefore, we want to do as much as possible to support them, ”said Kevin McMinn, Chief Operating Officer.
This display of gratitude from Spark Energy which also includes Verde Energy, Major Energy, Electricity Maine, ENH Power, and Provider Power has not been limited to just its employees. The company has also distributed approximately $300,000 to its key sales partners in relief payments to help soften the impact of stay-at-home orders on businesses that rely heavily on in-person contact.