Entergy New Orleans, Inc. is pledging $1 million to the City of New Orleans to support community programs. The donation will specifically benefit the New Orleans Recreation Department and the New Orleans Council on Aging.
" Entergy's support of these programs will help our young children and senior community members thrive," said Charles L. Rice, Jr., president and chief executive officer of Entergy New Orleans, Inc. "The city's growth and revival has contributed to our company's strong recovery since emerging from bankruptcy in 2007. New Orleans is our home and we are proud to do our part to help fuel recovery and support our community."
As part of the $1 million pledge, NORD will receive $650,000 and the Council on Aging will receive $350,000. The contributions will help in efforts to improve facilities, programs and services that enhance the quality of life for youth and elderly in New Orleans.
In the five years since Hurricane Katrina, Entergy New Orleans, Entergy Louisiana, LLC, Entergy Corp. and the Entergy Charitable Foundation have donated more than $20 million to non-profit groups helping to rebuild New Orleans and surrounding regions. In the latest round of grants announced earlier this week, the companies partnered to donate $790,000 to 13 area non-profits. Some of the organizations receiving grants included Teach for America, Louisiana Children's Museum, Catholic Charities of New Orleans, New Orleans Ballet Association and Family Service of New Orleans.
Entergy New Orleans, Inc. is an electric and gas utility serving Orleans Parish and is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. The company provides electricity to more than 150,000 customers and natural gas to more than 96,000 customers in Orleans Parish.
Entergy New Orleans Pledges $1 Million To City For Community Programs
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