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Entergy Donates $50,000 to Help American Red Cross Help People in Crisis
Entergy presented a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross to provide relief for those impacted by disaster in Arkansas and across the country.
"Every eight minutes, the Red Cross responds to a disaster. Entergy and other Disaster Responder Program members provide essential support before disasters strike so the Red Cross is equipped to provide clean water, safe shelter and hot meals during people's darkest moments," said Lori Arnold, Red Cross Greater Arkansas Chapter executive director.
Severe weather and flooding have inundated multiple states across the country, including most recently the historic flooding that impacted dozens of communities along the Arkansas River. During the crisis, several thousand Red Cross disaster workers provided safe shelter, food, relief supplies, health services and comfort to people in need as they planned their recovery from devastating events.
"It's an honor for Entergy to support the American Red Cross as they meet the immediate needs of people in crisis. Many of our customers have been affected by recent natural disasters. We're fortunate to have a partner like the Red Cross during these events as we take care of our primary responsibility to restore power. When we say 'We Power Life,' this is a good example," said Michael Considine, Entergy Arkansas vice president of customer service.
As of July 8, the Red Cross had provided the following to assist communities devastated by severe flooding in Arkansas:
- Over 2,200 shelter stays for individuals and families
- More than 29,900 meals and snacks
- More than 12,100 relief items and emergency supplies
- Response efforts were supported by more than 300 active volunteers
- Made more than 2,600 disaster health and mental health contacts
While large disasters like hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and wildfires typically draw national attention, each year the Red Cross responds to more than 62,000 disasters across the country, the majority of which are home fires. Generous contributions from Disaster Responder members enable the Red Cross to provide services to people in need of assistance at no cost and regardless of income.