Donates $200,000 to Help New York Residents Affected by Massive Storm
New Orleans, La. – Even before Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the East Coast,
Entergy Corporation utility crews headed to the Northeast to help restore power
to millions of individuals.
Now the company is increasing its commitment to New York with a $200,000
contribution for hurricane relief.
Entergy’s utility service territory along the Gulf Coast is frequently struck
by hurricanes. “We at Entergy understand how devastating storms can be,” said
Rick Smith, president of Entergy Wholesale Commodities. “We want to help New
Yorkers get back on their feet by providing support in any way we can, including
Entergy’s total $200,000 contribution includes $150,000 to the Mayor’s Fund
to Advance New York City and $50,000 to the American Red Cross Metro New York
The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City established the Hurricane Sandy Relief
Fund to accept donations to purchase immediate aid, including food, water and
personal supplies, as well as meet long-term needs.
The American Red Cross Metro New York North Chapter covers Westchester,
Putnam and surrounding counties. Donations will help the Red Cross to continue
providing shelter, food, water, cleaning supplies, and assistance with service
referrals for families affected by the storm.
“In addition to our experience with hurricanes in the South,” said Smith,
“two of our nuclear power plants and approximately 2,000 of our employees are
located in New York State. We extend this assistance to further demonstrate our
commitment to the communities in which we operate.”
Entergy Corporation 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, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one
of the nation’s leading nuclear generators. 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.