Local Charities Receive Funds for Community Projects

BEAUMONT, November 27, 2012 – Representatives from Entergy Texas and dozens of Southeast Texas charities added a new reason to celebrate this holiday season today during a recognition event held for about 60 nonprofit agencies that received more than $196,000 in grants from the company during the third and fourth quarters of this year.
            When the dollar amount is combined with funds awarded during the first two quarters of the year, more than 100 organizations will have received more than $470,000.
            The grants celebrated today were given through the company’s corporate citizenship program and will help the recipient agencies with a wide range of projects from the Mission of

Mercy sponsored in Beaumont by the Texas Dental Association Smiles Foundation to the Port Arthur Historical Society’s EnviroKids 2012.
            “Investing in our communities means more than providing electricity,” explained Todd Dunkleberger, regional customer service manager, Entergy Texas, Inc. “It also means helping our community nonprofits accomplish their missions while strengthening the lives of our customers. It is a privilege to be able to provide funds from either our micro grant program or the Entergy Charitable Foundation to turn dreams into reality.”           
            Organizations receiving grants by general area at today’s event and their program titles include the following:

  • Capitol of Texas Vietnam Veterans Monument Inc., ‘Welcome Home Brothers’ Event of Beaumont, Texas, $1,500.
  • Texas Book Festival, Texas Book Festival, $5, 000.
  • The Conservation Fund, Outdoor Tourism Development in Southeast Texas, $10,000.


  • 100 Black Men of Greater Beaumont, Inc. Scholarship & Awards Banquet, $1,000.
  • Alzheimer’s Association, Beaumont First annual Family Portrait Luncheon, $2,500.
  • American Cancer Society, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, $1,000.
  • American Legion, Boys State Program, $1,000.
  • American Red Cross, 2012 Hurricane Party, $1,400; The Power to Care Charity Classic, $8,000.
  • Anayat House, Inc., 50 bed nights for low-income clients, $2,500.
  • Association for Retarded Citizens Texas, Holiday Cards for a Cause, $500; 1st Annual Beaumont Buddy Walk, $1,000.
  • Beaumont Urban Improvement Leadership for Downtown, Inc., DOG-tober Fest 2012, $750.
  • Buckner Children & Family Services, Buckner TRAIL (Transitioning to Responsible Adult Independent Living) Program, $2,000.
  • Project Care of Texas, 2012 Beat the Heat Fan Program, $16,000.
  • Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas, Harvest of Hope, $5,000.
  • Edison Plaza Museum, Museum program support, $25,000.
  • Family Services of Southeast Texas, Cut it Out!, $1,000.
  • Fire Museum of Texas, Fire Prevention & Family Safety Festival, $750.
  • Garth House, Mickey Mehaffy Children’s Advocacy, Child Abuse Education & Prevention, $2,500.
  • Junior Achievement Worldwide, Clays for Kids, Sporting Clay Shoot Fundraiser, $1,000; Financial Literacy: Lessons for Life, $500.
  • Jason Alliance of Southeast Texas, Climate & Oceanography, $7,500.
  • Jefferson County Precinct 4, 10th Annual Health Fair, $500.
  • Jefferson Theatre Preservation Society, Brilliance! 10 Concert, $750.
  • Jehovah Jireh Village Community Development Center, Inc., Broke No More-The ABCs of Financial Literacy and Credit Restoration, $1,500.
  • Julie Rogers Gift of Life, Mobile Mammography Van Site and Regional Ovarian and
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month Activities, $5,000; Julie Richardson Ribbon Run/Walk, $1,000.
  • Junior League of Beaumont, CASA Transitioning Youth Project, $2,000.
  • Lamar Institute of Technology Foundation, LIT Salute to the Real American Heroes, $1,000.
  • Lamar University, Le Grand Bal, $2,500; Teaching Environmental Science, $5,000; Lamarissimo, $3,500; Southeast Texas Area Community Needs Assessment-Phase II, $8,462.
  • March of Dimes, 2013 March for Babies, $2,000.
  • Mental Health Association in Jefferson County, 52nd Annual Meeting & Gala, $500.
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Walk Like MADD, $1,000.
  • Press Club of Southeast Texas, 21st Annual Excellence in the Media & Newsmaker of the Year Awards Banquet, $1,000.
  • Salvation Army, Cooling Station & Beat the Heat Program for the Elderly, $1,000; Back to School Supplies and Equipment, $1,000.
  • Some Other Place, Inc., Relationship Building Programs, $1,000
  • Southeast Texas Arts Council, Children’s Programming 2013, $4,000.
  • Southeast Texas Senior Volunteer Programs Foundation, Foster Grandparent Program, $1,000.
  • Special Olympics Texas, Inc., Area 5 & 6 Special Olympics Support, $5,000.
  • Texas Dental Association Smiles Foundation, Texas Mission of Mercy-Beaumont, $2,000
  • Texas Energy Museum, Blowout 2013, $10,000.
  •  Tri-Agency Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, Cops N Kids Picnic, $1,500.
  • Ubi Caritas, Healthy Families, $1,000.
  • YWCA, Members as Muses, $1,000.


  • City of Groves, Computer Support, $800.


  • Friends of Kountze Public Library, eLibrary Materials, $750.
  • Hardin County Genealogical Society of Texas, Computers, $500.


  • Adaptive Sports for Kids, Inc., Adaptive Sports for Kids Program, $1,500.
  • American Heart Association, Inc., Heart Walk 2012-2013, $1,000.
  • City of Nederland, 5th Annual Christmas on the Avenue, $1,000.


  • Advocates for Children, Inc., CASA Superhero 5K Run 2012, $1,500.
  • City of Pinehurst, Labor Day Community Program, $1,000.
  • Southeast Texas Hospice, Toilet Paper Tea, $500.
  • Victory Life Church, Back to School Program, $350.


  • Orangefield Elementary School Library, Books to Promote Literacy, $500.

Port Arthur

  • Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County, Inc., House Build-Port Arthur, $3,500.
  • Hughen Center, Inc., 2012 Annual Christmas Party, $1,500.
  • New Beginnings Ministry, Inc., Operation Christmas Blessings, $756.
  • Texas Recyclers Association, Inc., 4 R’s Garden Project, $1,500.
  • Port Arthur Historical Society, EnviroKids 2012, $2,000.

Port Neches

  • City of Port Neches, Fall Protection Area for River Front Park, $1,200.

Rose City

  • Stable-Spirit, Hippotherapy, $1,000.


  • Big Thicket Association, Innovative Intern Program to Impact Big Thicket Inventory, $4,000.

Sour Lake

  • Hardin Jefferson ISD, 6th Grade Initiative, $500.

Southeast Texas

  • The Glenda Jean Mostyn & Joe E. Moreno Educational Foundation, Christmas Lights Program, $1,500.


  • Oak Grove Harvest Assembly of God, Fine Arts youth Program, $500.


  • United Christian Care Center of Vidor, Texas, Inc., Summer Food Distribution, $1,000.


  • First Baptist Church, Child Literacy Program, $1,000; Coats for Kids, $1,000.
  • Tyler County Child Welfare Board, ‘Adopt an Angel’ Program, $1,000.
  • Tyler County Hospital Foundation, $1,000.
  • Woodville ISD, Changing the Face of Math and Science-Sen. Cornyn Workshop on Energy, $2,500

            Entergy Texas, Inc. provides electricity to more than 400,000 customers in 27 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.  

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