The Nature Conservancy had removed a major barrier, an old, washed-out road and culvert system, from this site situated along a tributary to the Alum Fork of the Saline River. The crossing here had been impassable for years, yet was causing erosion that ultimately landed in the Saline River, and that was preventing fish from migrating up and down the river system. THC had a solution, and Entergy was happy to have the opportunity to help.
Some heroes wear capes. Some wear work gloves and safety glasses. Most just want to do a good deed for those in need, often because someone else once extended them a helping hand. David Rose, an analyst in Entergy Mississippi’s economic development department, will tell you he’s no hero. Erica Jackson, a senior project manager at Entergy, may beg to differ.
Entergy New Orleans Celebrates Earth Week and Volunteer Month
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.
As the pandemic continues creating economic hardships for many Americans, free tax-return assistance provided by Entergy volunteers has been vital in helping customers receive Earned Income Tax Credits, one of the most effective tools for lifting low-income workers and their families above the poverty line.
Entergy volunteers worked with our long-time community partners at Rebuilding Together New Orleans to help build a wheelchair ramp for a couple and provided additional home safety measures for families in New Orleans East.
Honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ed Garrison, recovery manager at Entergy’s Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, is a community connector, strengthening relationships that tie organizations and citizenry together to make a bigger impact than any individual could manage alone.
Brendan Pitre, Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station senior coordinator of security compliance, was one of many who volunteered to help in the massive Hurricane Laura restoration effort. He received one of Entergy Nuclear Employee Spotlight recognitions.