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Entergy Louisiana Pledges More Than US$550,000 to Support Hurricane Relief Efforts

Sept. 30, 2020
Company continues relief efforts in southwest Louisiana to assist those affected by Hurricane Laura.

Entergy Louisiana recently announced it is continuing its relief efforts in southwest Louisiana by providing more than US$550,000 to nonprofit organizations assisting those affected by Hurricane Laura.

The company established a donor-advised fund with the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana and contributed US$200,000 to the fund. Additionally, Entergy allocated another US$200,000 from an American Red Cross Disaster Responder Partnership to directly aid southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana communities impacted by the storm.

Entergy Louisiana also gave US$100,000 to the United Way of Southwest Louisiana, which has been instrumental in providing support for the region. Finally, Entergy is providing Southwest Health Services a grant of US$25,000, Care Health Services of Sulfur a grant of US$20,000, and providing grants to various Cameron Parish community organizations.

"Our restoration efforts in response to Hurricane Laura have been substantial, but we know that restoring power is just the first step in recovery," said Phillip May, Entergy Louisiana president and CEO. "Our commitment to the communities we serve is unyielding and we are dedicated to aiding our customers as they rebuild their homes and neighborhoods in the weeks and months ahead."

Entergy Louisiana will work with the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana, a nonprofit, public charity, to provide grants to community organizations focused on referral assistance and safety net services for individuals and families, including temporary lodging, food, and clothing for those affected by the storm.

"The foundation is the perfect partner to direct funding for local organizations that will help people begin rebuilding their lives," said Jody Montelaro, vice president of public affairs for Entergy Louisiana. "We didn't want to just give a check. We wanted to make sure that it was put into the hands of people who need it most and we will be working to identify additional partner organizations to use these dollars."

The Red Cross dollars continue to assist with disaster relief and recovery throughout southwest Louisiana. The support will help victims recover and get back on their feet in the challenging weeks and months ahead.

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