Hundreds of fans to be distributed through nonprofits
JACKSON, Miss. – This may be the hottest time of the year, but some Entergy Mississippi, Inc. customers will be keeping their cool thanks to the company’s annual fan give-away. The ‘Beat the Heat’ program, in its 16th year, provides qualified customers with a free oscillating fan.
This year, Entergy Mississippi will donate 383 fans to charitable, nonprofit agencies in the company’s 45-county service area. These agencies review applications from area residents who are low-income, elderly and disabled, and give the fans and air conditioners to those who qualify.
“We know that heat is even deadlier than cold, and those without air conditioning, especially the elderly, are most at risk for heat-related illnesses and death,” said Amy Davidson, Entergy Mississippi customer service specialist. “These fans can literally save lives.”
Since Beat the Heat began in 1998, more than 8,800 fans and more than 700 air conditioners have been given away to thousands of low-income customers in the state.
Entergy Mississippi partners with community action agencies and the Mississippi Department of Human Services to bring the Beat the Heat program to customers.
Entergy Mississippi, Inc. provides electricity to approximately 441,000 customers in 45 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy Corporation 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. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 14,000 employees.