Entergy Cares initiative gives $655K to local organizations
Published 12:06 am Thursday, December 14, 2023
Entergy Texas awarded more than $1.2 million grants to Southeast Texas organizations through the Entergy Cares initiative.
Company officials told Port Arthur Newsmedia these donations were distributed September through December and included 19 grants totaling $655,000 for organizations working in Jefferson County and Orange County.
“The initiative helps to build a more vibrant community through volunteerism and contributions to support education, healthy living, community involvement and holiday giving,” a release from Entergy Texas said.
With roots in the region for close to 100 years, Entergy Texas officials said they are committed to building a brighter future for Southeast Texas beyond just providing electricity.
To help carry out part of this mission, the company donated more than $1.2 million through its new Entergy Cares initiative.
The initiative helps build a more vibrant community through volunteerism and contributions to support the following key areas: education, healthy families, community involvement and holiday giving.
“At Entergy Texas, we don’t just provide power to the Southeast Texas community, we’re a part of it — which is why we care deeply about finding ways to help our community thrive,” said Eli Viamontes, president and CEO for Entergy Texas.
“By directly giving back and volunteering in our communities, we’re building a brighter future for generations to come.”
In 2022, the company awarded more than 100 non-profit partners and community organizations with $2.8 million in grants, and employees volunteered a total of 17,956 hours.
To learn more about the Entergy Charitable Foundation, visit entergy.com/communities/ecf-grants.
Local organizations awarded grants include:
Communities in Schools
Habitat for Humanity Jefferson County
Lamar Institute of Technology
Lamar State College Orange
Lamar State College Port Arthur
Nutrition Services for Seniors
Port Arthur Blue Santa
Salvation Army – Orange
Some Other Place
United Board of Missions
United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County
United Way of Beaumont
United Way of Orange
Willie Carter Outreach