Cirro Energy and Dominion Foundation Donate $5,000 for Play Structure for Toddlers at Casa de Esperanza in Houston

$5,000 Grant purchases outdoor play area for children in crisis

PLANO, Texas – Sept 25, 2013 – Cirro Energy, a subsidiary of Dominion Resources, has announced that its employees will present $5,000 for a children’s outdoor play structure at Casa de Esperanza de los Niños (the House of Hope for Children) in Houston on September 26, 2013, thanks to support from the Dominion Foundation. Casa de Esperanza provides residential care and coordinates medical and psychological services for children in crisis due to abuse, neglect or the effects of HIV.

Dominion, Cirro Energy and our employees are deeply committed to supporting organizations like Casa de Esperanza to make a positive impact on the communities we serve,” said Jim Hayes, managing director of Cirro Energy. “This grant has created a very personal connection for our team with the Houston community. Cirro Energy and the Dominion Foundation funded the equipment and materials, while our local employees volunteered their time and effort to install this gift. Our shared goal is to help restore some of the joy of childhood for these kids.”

The charity provides homes for homeless children, which are located in a safe, enclosed neighborhood near the Texas Medical Center. Cirro Energy employees will participate in preparing the area for play by spreading recycled rubber mulch in the space designed specifically for the youngest children.

“We appreciate the commitment of Cirro Energy and its employees to support these neglected children of Houston,” said Kathy Foster, Founder and Director of Casa de Esperanza de los Niños. “Casa de Esperanza is a haven for children during periods of tremendous stress. We are very appreciative of Cirro Energy and Dominion Foundation for this new outdoor equipment, which provides an age appropriate play area for our toddlers”

Casa de Esperanza strives to break the destructive cycle of child abuse. The charity provides hope and healing for children and their families in the Greater Houston area and surrounding counties. The children range in age from newborn to six years of age at the time of intake. . They stay until a safe, permanent home can be provided. To learn more about Casa de Esperanza, visit