Entergy is once again working with Grounds Krewe, a nonprofit organization focused on waste prevention, to increase Mardi Gras recycling efforts and expand the use of eco-friendly throws and consumable goods.
Entergy's ongoing support of the Earned Income Tax Credit and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites demonstrates the company's commitment to empowering families and growing our communities. Since 2009, our support of VITA sites has helped return $298 million to residents throughout our service area.
Mack quickly realized that her old neck of the woods, which was once full of life, did not look the same as it did when she rode bikes with her friends to the local candy store. It was important for her to not only show her college-bound daughter where she grew up, but she also wanted her daughter to experience what it felt like to give back, especially to her own community.
As we welcome the new year, we reflect on our top 10 corporate social responsibility moments of 2021 and how our company and employees helped to create long-term, sustainable growth for the communities we serve – even in times of disaster.
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.