June 26, 2012
For Immediate Release
Local Charities Receive Funds for Community Projects
Entergy Texas Celebrates Corporate Citizenship
The Woodlands, Texas – Entergy Texas,
Inc. and representatives from more than a dozen area charitable nonprofit
agencies started the summer season with a celebration today over the $34,860 in
grants the company has given out so far this year.
The funds represent grants given
through the company’s corporate citizenship program and will help the 15
recipient agencies with a wide range of projects from summer camps for children,
to one city’s Independence Day celebration.
“Investing in our communities means
more than providing electricity,” explained Terry Allemand, regional customer
service manager, Entergy Texas, Inc. “It also means helping our customers
accomplish the goals they have for their home towns. It is a privilege to be
able to provide funds from either our micro grant program or the Entergy
Charitable Foundation to turn dreams into reality.”
Organizations receiving grants by
general area at today’s event and their program titles include the following:
Montgomery County Youth
Services, Camp Watsitumi, $5,000
The Woodlands Religious
Community, “Five Who Share Luncheon,” to honor five outstanding
community volunteers, $5,000.
Montgomery County Food Bank,
Willis Mobile Pantry, $2,500.
YMCA of Greater Houston,
Conroe Family YMCA Tri for Fun, $2,000.
Montgomery County Emergency
Assistance, 2012 Entergy Duck Race, $10,000.
Montgomery County Interfaith
Hospitality Network, “From Homeless to Hope,” $1,000.
Twelve Stones for 1 Hi Lo,
Inc., Verbal Advantage-Speak Up!, a customized alcohol/drug prevention
program for youth, $2,500.
North Harris Montgomery
College District Foundation, Star Gala 2012, $5,000.
Montgomery County United Wayy,
Wheelchair ramp, $1,000.
The Woodlands Waterway Arts
Council, Inc., scholarship fund, $1,000.
Montgomery County Community
Foundation, MCCF 13th Annual Shoot-Out, $2,000.
Woodlands Center for the
Performing Arts, Musical Scores, $5,000.
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 2.8 million utility customers in
Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more
than $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.