Entergy Texas Employees Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity Build
BEAUMONT, December 14, 2016 – Just for the day, a group of Entergy employees stepped away from their computers for a different type of hardware – hammers, nails and table saws – to help recently with a Habitat for Humanity home build in Beaumont. Employees installed hurricane clips inside the house, and the siding and shingles on two sheds. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that builds 3 and 4 bedroom affordable homes for low-income families.
Together we can
Employees from The Woodlands headed to Beaumont before daybreak where they joined their eastern region colleagues at the worksite. In total, 19 Entergy employees participated.
Build a house, build a relationship
Ron Fletcher, customer service representative, helped organize the project. Fletcher said, “Many worked alongside fellow employees that they may not work with often or ever, and you never know where these connections may lead down the road.”
“So, for me, the highlight of the day was seeing volunteers from across the company working together to build a home for a deserving family. Everyone seemed to be pleased with what we accomplished that day.”
Tip of the hardhat to employee volunteers
Stuart Barrett, director of resource planning and market operations, dove enthusiastically into the project. He not only secured a van for employees from The Woodlands, but also drove the team.
Barrett said, “It was great to see everyone pitching in to complete all the necessary tasks of measuring, cutting, hammering, and assembling, and doing so in a safe manner. This effort makes me proud to be an Entergy employee and to work with individuals that care enough to serve the communities in which we live and work.”