Entergy grants $274,00 to local charities
Entergy Texas, Inc. showed its commitment to the communities it serves today at a corporate citizenship celebration of the more than $274,000 in grant funding presented to agencies serving communities in Southeast Texas.
The funds represent grants awarded since January and include $137,860 in corporate matching dollars for Power to Care, the Entergy Texas trust fund that customers, employees and the company support to assist qualified customers in crisis pay their energy bills.
The grants target 48 charitable nonprofit agencies and represent funding from the Texas utility and the Entergy Charitable Foundation. The grants primarily support educational and environmental programs as well as programs that assist low-income residents.
“It is such a privilege to partner with so many agencies throughout Southeast Texas who make such a difference in the lives of our customers and in the communities where we all live and work,” said Todd Dunkleberger, regional customer service manager. “Bringing them together like this to celebrate gives us the opportunity to showcase the work they do throughout Southeast Texas.”
Entergy Texas, Inc. provides 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 $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.
Orange County Association for Retarded Citizens – Sponsorship for daily vocational workshop attendance – $1,500; Birthright of Orange, Inc. – Baby gift baskets – $1,000; Lamar State College-Orange – 125th Anniversary Celebration, Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce; Scholarship fundraiser – $2,000 total; Orange County Livestock Show Association – Educational Animal Prospect Shows – $1,000; and Orangefield Elementary School – Annual Christmas Festival – $1,000.
A complete listing including the organization’s name, project title and funding can be found at http://www.entergy-texas.com/News_Room/newsrelease.aspx?NR_ID=2449.