Entergy was awarded the Best Economic Opportunity and Empowerment Program for its outreach efforts to communicate with low-income customers about resources and assistance available to pay their utility bills.
Working with elected officials to support legislation that focuses on the needs of low-income customers is a priority for Patty Riddlebarger, Entergy’s vice president of corporate social responsibility.
Thirty-four attorneys and law students, including Entergy counsel from seven offices, supported a virtual legal clinic created and organized by Entergy, answering questions submitted to freelegalanswers.org by low-income community members throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
Entergy has donated more than 460 refurbished laptops this summer to school districts in our service territory so students have the technology they need when they return to school this fall.
To inspire young people to help find new solutions to the flooding issues presented by climate change, Entergy sponsored a week-long educational symposium, Loyola Academy Science + Design, hosted by Loyola University.
Entergy was once again recognized as the most generous workplace by United Way of Southeast Louisiana during their June 23 annual meeting. The company was No. 1 on UWSELA's 2021 Top 10 Most Generous Workplaces list.
The company awarded 34 children and dependents of Entergy employees with its $5,000 Community Power Scholarship. Since 2003, company shareholders have contributed more than $3 million to 615 recipients for the one-time scholarship.
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the city’s urban canopy, making New Orleans one of the most deforested cities in America. As part of Entergy’s commitment to grow strong, healthy and vibrant communities through service and environmental stewardship, Entergy began partnering with NOLA Tree Project in 2015 to help restore the estimated 100,000 lost trees.
While facing COVID-19-related restrictions, remote working and responding to five named storms, employees and retirees logged more than 95,000 hours of volunteer service during 2020. This service resulted in a $3.4 million impact to local economies.