Entergy announces nearly half a million going to bill relief for customers

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Entergy Mississippi committed $425,654 to assist their customers in need of energy bill assistance.

The power company announced the contribution to the Power to Care bill assistance program at a recent Mississippi Braves game in Pearl. The program offers bill relief to older customers and those with disabilities – who are most at risk in the potentially dangerous summer heat.

“Extreme heat increases electricity use, causing power bills to rise and creating further strain on budgets,” Entergy public affairs analyst Valerie Mabry said. “However, relief is available, even when there is no reprieve from the weather. We are proud that our employees, customers, and shareholders join together to provide assistance for those who need it the most.”

Entergy Mississippi customers can donate to the program to help neighbors in need.

“All donations go directly to helping our customers make payments on their Entergy bill and are not used for fundraising or administrative purposes,” a statement from the company reads.

Entergy shareholders match gifts up to $500,000 and are tax deductible. Other customers having difficulty paying their bills could qualify for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which is funded by the federal government and works with community agencies to distribute funds.

Entergy Mississippi services around 459,000 customers in 45 counties across the state.

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