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MLK: There's Power in Serving Others

BY: TANZANIA JONES • COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Published 01-14-22

Submitted by Entergy Corporation

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

At Entergy, we are helping to keep the dream alive through community service. As our neighbors across the Gulf South celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy, we encourage our employees to use that time to give back to the communities we serve. As the late Dr. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

Dr. King’s service to others was through acts of civil disobedience. His life’s work led to the signing of important legislation including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Service to others empowers individuals, strengthens communities, creates solutions and moves us closer to the dream of equality for all. Service breaks down barriers by bringing people from different backgrounds together, and it benefits those who choose to serve their community. 

It's important for Entergy and our employees to give back to the communities where we live and work. We are helping to rebuild after storm damage, tutoring students in after-school programs, picking up trash, planting trees, or sorting food and packing boxes for the Second Harvest community food bank

MLK Day of Service supports Entergy's mission to create sustainable value for our communities through volunteerism and philanthropy.

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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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