Entergy’s Louisiana utilities announce donations to benefit United Way, Red
Cross, Second Harvest, St. Bernard Project, Our Daily Bread, Baton Rouge Food
Companies also expand bill assistance programs for customers in affected areas
BATON ROUGE, La. – In the wake of
Hurricane Isaac’s damaging winds and flooding, Entergy Louisiana, LLC and
Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. are joining community partners to support
Isaac relief efforts as well as expanding their own bill assistance programs to
help customers affected by the storm.
“Now is the time to focus on our
customers, our neighbors and our communities as they continue to struggle to
return their lives to normalcy and to overcome the financial difficulty this
hurricane has caused,” said Bill Mohl, president and chief executive officer of
Entergy Louisiana and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana. “Our communities are not
getting the level of national outpouring of aid and assistance as in the past.
This makes this a local challenge that only neighbors helping neighbors can
Helping communities rebuild and
recover with food and financial assistance
Entergy’s $355,000 donation to the
United Way will provide service referrals/case management services, food
assistance, and rebuilding assistance for impacted families and individuals. The
organizations that will benefit from the donation include Second Harvest of
Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, Our Daily Bread, Catholic Charities and the
Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. They will provide food assistance for families
south of the lake, on the Northshore and in Baton Rouge respectively. The United
Way of Southeast Louisiana and American Red Cross of Southeast Louisiana will
provide shelter, counseling and housing assistance to the hurricane victims. St.
Bernard Project will provide rebuilding assistance for families who lost their
homes in the storm.
“Once again, Entergy has stepped
forward in a time of great need. As families struggle to recover from Hurricane
Isaac, Entergy’s investment in United Way and our community-impact partners will
aid us in our efforts to rebuild lives and communities affected by the storm,”
said G. Gary Ostroske, president and chief executive officer of United Way of
“St. Bernard Project believes that
citizens deserve a prompt, efficient and predictable path to recovery,” said
Zack Rosenburg, Esq., director of the St. Bernard Project. “With Entergy''s
continued partnership and support, SBP will work to ensure that Isaac-impacted
families are delivered this promise.”
Entergy’s bill assistance
program expanded for Isaac victims
Since Aug. 29, Entergy Louisiana and
Entergy Gulf States Louisiana have been working with customers impacted by
Hurricane Isaac to help ease post-storm financial burdens by offering a number
of bill payment assistance options. In support of a request by the region’s
Louisiana Public Service Commissioners Lambert Boissiere III and Eric Skrmetta,
Entergy is expanding and extending several bill payment assistance programs
through Oct. 15.
Upon customer request in south Louisiana Isaac-impacted areas, Entergy will:
extend the bill due date 30 days;
waive late fees through Oct. 15;
disconnections for 30 days.
In addition to these intermediate
bill relief options, a special bill deferral program is being implemented for
customers facing long-term issues due to the severe flooding brought on by the
slow moving storm.
Victims impacted by flooding from
Hurricane Isaac (Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the
Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes) also can take
advantage of a special payment program that will allow them to defer one-third
of their bill for up to six months, with up to 12 months to repay any amounts
deferred through the program.
Customers should either work with
their local charities, contact Entergy at 1-800-ENTERGY or visit
information about these bill payment assistance programs.
For more information about how to
qualify and apply for need-based assistance from the charitable agencies, visit
www.entergylouisiana.com for links
to the partnering agencies.
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.