Entergy’s “The Power to Care” Fund Raises $2.3 Million
Generous donations to The Power to Care of nearly $1.6 million from Entergy customers and employees in 2013 have been matched by shareholders for a total of $2.3 million in assistance funds for customers in need.
Matching check presentations are being made to local nonprofit partners throughout the Entergy service area, including to Power to Care. The program is receiving more than $420,000 in assistance thanks to $284,360 in donations and $135,642 in matching funds.
In 2013, The Power to Care provided more than $2 million in assistance to 13,814 elderly and disabled Entergy customers to keep the lights on and stay comfortable during extreme heat. In Texas, this resulted in $427,857 in assistance for 2,588 customers.
The Power to Care program provides local nonprofit agencies emergency bill pay assistance to seniors and disabled customers in crisis. New and one-time customer contributions to The Power to Care are matched 1:1 by shareholder contributions – up to $500,000 annually. Employee contributions are also matched 1:1 by shareholders.