Entergy pledges funds to help its customers

As Southeast Texas recovers from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, Entergy Texas announced $400,000 in charitable contributions to help rebuild the communities it serves.
“We know from experience that for customers, recovering from a disaster of this magnitude is a long and arduous road,” said Entergy Texas President and CEO Sallie Rainer. “Our commitment to our customers doesn’t end once we get electricity restored. We will be here to help our communities come back stronger than ever.”
The company allocated $150,000 to an American Red Cross Disaster Responder Partnership commitment to provide emergency shelter, food and water, as well as after-disaster services to assist those in need into the future. Entergy pledged another $150,000 to provide grants to community organizations focused on referral assistance and safety net services for impacted individuals and families, including temporary lodging, food, and clothing for impacted families.
In addition, employees are raising $50,000 in contributions through employee fundraising drives that benefit the Red Cross and fellow employees who suffered loss in the storm. Entergy shareholders are matching employee donations up to $50,000.
“Entergy and its employees are grateful for the support and patience from our communities as we worked to get the lights back on,” Rainer stated. “There is still hard work ahead, and I want customers to know that we will be there for the rebuilding process.”
Entergy Texas Inc. provides electricity to more than 440,000 customers in 27 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations.

U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Malcolm McClendon - Hurricane Harvey flooding in Port Arthur on Aug. 30, 2017. Hurricane Harvey formed in the Gulf of Mexico and made landfall in Southeast Texas, bringing record flooding and destruction to the region.