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.
In March, our community partners at Giving Hope honored New Orleans Power Station employees with a Giving Hope plaque in recognition of their work with the Food Pantry of New Orleans.
Entergy was proud to once again sponsor one of New Orleans’ signature fundraising events, the UNCF Mayor's Masked Ball, held virtually March 20. Sandra Miller, vice president of customer service for Entergy New Orleans, discussed Entergy's partnership with UNCF for a segment highlighted at the ball.
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.
Amid a pandemic, Entergy takes seriously the health and safety of our workforce, customers and communities. During the 21st refueling and maintenance outage, the River Bend Station team established some strong partnerships with local businesses outside normal refueling partnerships.
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One thousand Entergy customers across the company’s service territory in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas took the opportunity during fall 2020 to help improve and protect the environment with a free tree from Entergy to plant at home.