BATON ROUGE, La. – With temperatures
spiking in areas throughout Entergy’s service territory, energy usage also is
rising as customers try to battle the heat – and the elderly and disabled can be
particularly impacted. To help, Entergy shareholders along with employees and
customers have donated more than $1.2 million to Entergy’s The Power to Care
emergency utility assistance fund.
While the total donation helps
customers throughout Entergy’s four-state service territory, more than $515,000
of that contribution is dedicated to helping some of the most vulnerable Entergy
customers across Louisiana handle their utility bills.
“This summer is starting off with a
heat wave that is very challenging for customers, especially the elderly and
disabled for whom very high temperatures can be dangerous,” said Bill Mohl,
president and chief executive officer of Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf
States Louisiana, L.L.C. “Entergy is committed to helping customers in need, and
we are proud of our participation with this critical program.”
The Power To Care program is funded
through donations from Entergy employees and customers with shareholders
matching their donations dollar for dollar up to $500,000 annually. One hundred
percent of each contribution goes directly to help customers who need
assistance. There are no administrative costs associated with the donations. To
contribute to the fund, visit
entergylouisiana.com or simply check the donation box on your monthly bill.
To find out if you qualify to receive assistance, contact your local Council on
The Power to Care fund provides
emergency utility assistance to qualifying elderly and disabled Entergy
customers across Louisiana through partnerships with parish Councils on Aging.
In addition to The Power to Care
funding, Entergy’s Louisiana employees are reaching out to local charitable
organizations to help supply water to cooling centers across the state service
Entergy’s Louisiana utility companies
serve more than one million customers through the operating companies Entergy
Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. With operations in
southern, central and northeastern Louisiana, the companies are part of Entergy
Corporation’s electric system serving 2.8 million customers in Louisiana,
Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas.