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Entergy Supports Red Cross Relief Efforts

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NEW ORLEANS, TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 — The American Red Cross recognizes Entergy, the integrated energy company headquartered in New Orleans, for its support of Red Cross disaster response work through the Disaster Responder Program.
 
Through its commitment, Entergy quickly designated $15,000 to the disaster response in Southeast Texas, where severe weather produced flooding and damaged homes and other infrastructure this Memorial Day weekend. Additional rain and flooding is expected this week. Entergy’s support is part of a $450,000 two-year initiative to ensure that Red Cross regions serving Entergy customers are prepared to respond when disaster impacts communities within Entergy’s service area.
 
“When a crisis arises, we can all count on the Red Cross for help,” said Sallie Rainer, president and chief executive officer for Entergy Texas, Inc. “We work hard to restore infrastructure and power to communities, while supporting the Red Cross allows us to have a hand in helping our customers with the day-to-day needs that arise when disasters occur.”
 
Emergency officials estimate that some 6,000 homes may have been affected by this latest round of floods. Nearly 300 Red Cross volunteers – including 14 from Louisiana – are providing shelter, meals, health services and emotional support in coordination with partners like Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. The Red Cross has opened or is supporting 15 shelters in Texas to help people forced from their homes by ongoing mandatory evacuations.

Flooding is expected to continue over the next several days and the Red Cross is monitoring the ongoing threat of severe weather and setting up in areas that are likely to be hit by the next onslaught of bad weather. The Red Cross also will be distributing relief supplies and delivering meals to impacted neighborhoods as soon as it is safe to do so.
 
Members of the Red Cross Disaster Responder Program donate in advance of major disasters, to help the Red Cross ensure an immediate response to meet the needs of those affected by disasters of all sizes, at no cost and regardless of income.

“We are grateful for the support of Entergy and other companies and foundations that ensure the Red Cross can immediately respond to the needs of our neighbors affected by disaster, including after these latest storms in Texas,” said Kay W. Wilkins, chief executive for the Red Cross in Louisiana.
 
Help people affected by disasters like the floods and tornadoes in Texas and countless other crises by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make a donation.
 
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.