The Entergy Charitable Foundation established the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to help working families facing financial difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak.
“We know from experience that working families and low-income elderly and disabled customers are hardest hit during times of crisis,” Patty Riddlebarger, vice president of Entergy’s corporate social responsibility, said. “We are working quickly to make funds available to community partners that serve vulnerable households to lessen the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis and ensure that families have the resources they need to get by during this time of uncertainty.”
Entergy Shareholders committed $700,000 to the relief fund to help some of its elderly, disabled and low-income customers, according to Entergy Louisiana Senior Communications Specialist Brandon Scardigli.
The fund will help those customers meet their food and nutrition needs, rent and mortgage payments and other critical needs.
Grants will be dispersed to United Way organizations and other nonprofit partners. Company shareholders will also match employee contributions to the COVID-19 relief efforts of local United Way organizations up to $100,000, Scardigli wrote.
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