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Helping to Restore Power and Restore Lives


Jay Bonafede with the local chapter of the American Red Cross provides a
Jay Bonafede with the local chapter of the American Red Cross provides a
Jay Bonafede with the local chapter of the American Red Cross provides a
Jay Bonafede with the local chapter of the American Red Cross provides a

Even as Entergy crews work in Texas to restore power to communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey, we have mobilized to provide additional support for co-workers, customers, friends and neighbors who have suffered losses in this devastating storm.

As an American Red Cross national Disaster Responder partner, Entergy Corporation earlier this year made a $500,000 commitment to enable the organization to effectively respond to storms and disasters. Of that commitment, $150,000 has been allocated to Hurricane Harvey response.

Red Cross volunteers are working very closely with the entire response community – government agencies, other non-profit groups, faith-based organizations, area businesses and others – to coordinate emergency relief efforts and get help to people as quickly as possible.

And the work is just beginning.

The Red Cross is using financial donations to help people recover and get back on their feet in the challenging weeks and months ahead.

You can help.

We have established a campaign page on the Red Cross website where you can quickly and easily make a donation.

Your donation will go to assist residents in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The needs remain massive.

While access to many areas is still challenging, Red Cross is expanding its reach into more communities every day alongside community partners.

As of Sept. 3, at least 33,000 individuals were sheltered at 284 Red Cross and partner shelters across Texas. The Red Cross is also assisting the Louisiana state government with an emergency shelter, which hosted nearly 1,700 people on Sept. 3.

In Jefferson County, eight shelters have:

  • Provided more than 4,500 overnight stays.
  • Made nearly 250 health and mental health services contacts.
  • Distributed nearly 1,200 relief supplies.
  • Served approximately 550 meals.

In Orange County, five shelters have:

  • Provided nearly 600 overnight shelter stays.
  • Made 10 health services contacts.
  • Distributed more than 260 relief supplies.

Thousands of displaced residents from the Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange areas are being housed in various Red Cross shelters, including Dallas, San Antonio, Shreveport and other cities.

More than 3,000 Red Cross disaster workers are on the ground. The organization has activated more than 215 emergency response vehicles to help deliver meals and relief supplies.

Since the storm began, the Red Cross has:

  • Served more than 690,000 meals and snacks with its partners.
  • Distributed more than 30,000 relief items like diapers and comfort kits that contain deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other hygiene items for people forced from their homes.
  • Provided some 21,000 health and mental health contacts for evacuees.

Red Cross volunteers are also working tirelessly to mobilize resources for people’s urgent needs over the coming weeks: 

  • Shelter supplies to support more than 85,000 people in need.
  • Cleaning and relief supplies to support more than 35,000 homes.
  • Trailers of kitchen supplies to support 16 kitchens, each able to produce 10,000 meals a day.
  • 150,000 ready-to-eat meals currently staged.

Entergy crews continue to safely restore power as quickly as possible to those impacted by the storm. Harvey affected 192,000 customers and we have deployed nearly 2,300 workers to help safely restore power.  

Helping restore power and restore lives -- these are the ways we power life when our friends and neighbors need it most.

We hope you will join us by making your donation today. Your donations do make a difference. Of every dollar donated to the Red Cross, 91 cents goes to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey.

For the latest on outages and storm information, visit the Entergy Storm Center.

Corporate Editorial Team