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Entergy Launches $385,000 Mississippi Relief Fund

Grants will go to local nonprofits that provide help to Mississippians

Entergy Launches $385,000 Mississippi Relief Fund

Grants will go to local nonprofits that provide help to Mississippians

Published 04-08-20

Submitted by Entergy Corporation

Fifteen nonprofit groups in Entergy Mississippi’s service area will share more than $385,000 from the company’s newly-created Mississippi Relief Fund

The fund will target grants to organizations that provide services to families and individuals that have been hit hard financially by the COVID-19 pandemic and do not have resources for basic needs.

The selected organizations have experience helping those in need, including those who are recently unemployed, seniors and low-income families. The nonprofit groups provide either direct support to recipients or supply organizations that do. Additionally, $17,500 of the donations will be used to leverage matching funds. 

The recipients are:

Essential Services Providers

  • Salvation Army agencies in Cleveland, Greenwood, Jackson, McComb and Vicksburg that serve a combined 35 counties 

  • United Way agencies in the capital area, west central Mississippi and north central MS that serve a combined nine counties Entergy Mississippi, LLC P.O. Box 1640 Jackson, MS 39215-1640

  • Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi and Community Foundation of Washington County, which together serve 12 counties

  • The Alliance, which supports Mississippi nonprofit groups

  • Gateway Rescue Mission, which provides services to the Jackson Metro area’s homeless population Food Suppliers

  • Mississippi Food Network, which provides food supplies to nonprofit organizations

  • Extra Table, which provides food supplies to nonprofit group in the state

Bill Payment Help

  • Refill Café, which is providing financial relief to unemployed restaurant workers

  • The Power to Care, which provides payment assistance to low-income seniors and disabled Entergy Mississippi customers

“It’s been inspiring to see so many people and organizations working together to provide the critical needs of Mississippians during this challenging time,” said Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi president and CEO. “These funds are Entergy Mississippi’s way of contributing to these efforts in the areas where our 450,000 customers live. We want to provide essential emergency aid to as many of our customers who need it as we can.”

To date, Entergy’s shareholders have committed more than $1 million to COVID-19 response, including giving $700,000 to the corporation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund to help local United Way partners and other nonprofit agencies provide aid to working families experiencing financial hardships as a result of the pandemic. More information on the relief fund and Entergy’s response to COVID-19 can be found at entergy.com/covid-19.

Entergy Mississippi, LLC provides electricity to approximately 450,000 customers in 45 counties. 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 nearly 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of $11 billion and approximately 13,600 employees.

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Entergy, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in New Orleans, powers life for 3 million customers across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy is creating a cleaner, more resilient energy future for everyone with our diverse power generation portfolio, including increasingly carbon-free energy sources. With roots in the Gulf South region for more than a century, Entergy is a recognized leader in corporate citizenship, delivering more than $100 million in economic benefits to local communities through philanthropy and advocacy efforts annually over the last several years. Our approximately 12,500 employees are dedicated to powering life today and for future generations. Learn more at entergy.com and follow @Entergy on social media. #WePowerLife

Corporate Social Responsibility at Entergy

For more than 100 years, Entergy has powered life in our communities through strategic philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy. Entergy’s corporate social responsibility initiatives help create and sustain thriving communities, position the company for sustainable growth and are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Our top CSR priorities are education/workforce development, poverty solutions/social services and environmental programs. Entergy annually contributes $16-$18 million in shareholder-funded grants to approximately 2,000 nonprofit organizations in the communities where we operate. In addition, our employees volunteer more than 100,000 hours in those communities' values at more than $3 million.

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