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Entergy Giving Away $385,000 to Local Charity Groups

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — Fifteen nonprofit groups in Mississippi will share more than $385,000 from Entergy Mississippi’s newly-created relief fund. The grants will help provide services to families and individuals hit hard financially by the COVID-19 pandemic including the recently unemployed, seniors and low-income families. Recipients include Salvation Army agencies in Cleveland, Greenwood, Jackson, McComb, and Vicksburg; United Way agencies that serve a combined nine counties; the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi and Community Foundation of Washington County, which together serves 12 counties; The Alliance, which supports Mississippi nonprofit groups; Gateway Rescue Mission, which provides services to homeless in the Jackson Metro area; the Mississippi Food Network and Extra Table, which provide food supplies to nonprofit groups and organizations; Refill Café, which is providing financial relief to unemployed restaurant workers and The Power to Care, which provides payment assistance to low-income seniors and disabled Entergy Mississippi customers. Entergy Mississippi serves 450,000 customers and the company has committed over $1 million to COVID-19 response including giving $700,000 to the corporation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund to help local United Way partners and other nonprofit agencies provide aid to working families experiencing financial hardships due to the pandemic.

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