Hot temperatures are a given part of summer in Southeast Texas. And so is Entergy Texas, Inc.’s “Beat the Heat” fan give-a-way program.

“Beat the Heat” enters its 11th year this year with more than 1,200 box fans set for delivery to charitable, nonprofit agencies throughout areas served by Entergy Texas.

The agencies take applications from residents in need in their areas

and provide the fans to those who qualify. The program is part of

Entergy Texas’ “You’ve Got the Power” summer campaign to help customers

manage their electricity use and billing.

Since “Beat the Heat” began in 2001, more than 13,000 fans have been

given to needy Southeast Texans at a cost of about $167,604.

“A simple box fan can make a difference for someone in need,” explained

Pam Williams, manager for customer operations support. “Most of us

enjoy living and working in air conditioned spaces. That isn’t the case

for some, and as a result the demand for this program continues to


Fans to be delivered this year include: Beaumont Chapter, Salvation Army, 120; Some Other Place, Beaumont, 40; Rainbow Room, Beaumont, 15; Community Care Prayer Outreach, Nederland, 60; Port Arthur

Chapter, Salvation Army, 120; Orange Chapter, Salvation Army, 120; a

split of 75 fans among the Christian Care Center, Silsbee; Hardin County United Appeals; Tri-County Community Action, Inc., Woodville; and the Salvation Army. Also, Caring Christian Sharing, Sour Lake, 25; St. Vincent DePaul Society, Winnie, 60; and 50 for Dayton with delivery to take place from Entergy’s service center.

In Entergy Texas’ more western areas, agencies receiving fans include:

Huntsville area, 140 fans to be divided among the Good Shepherd Mission

and locations in Corrigan and Trinity; 165 fans for the Conroe area with

delivery to the Montgomery County Emergency

Assistance organization; and the Assistance League’s Fans for Friends.

The Woodlands area will receive 55 fans through the Community Clinic;

while locations in Navasota, Madisonville, Somerville and Calvert will

receive 120 fans. Locations in New Caney and Shepherd will receive 75 fans.

Entergy Texas delivers electricity to more than 400,000 customers in 27 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations.

Entergy owns and operates power plants

with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity,

and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States.

Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in

Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $10 billion and more than 15,000 employees.