Entergy donated cash to local educators in Southeast Texas to assist in their recovery from Hurricane Harvey.
Nearing the anniversary of the storm Sam Bethea of Entergy made an $18,000 donation to the Hardin-Jefferson ISD on Aug. 18.
Residents of the district pulled together after Harvey to help the schools of the community rebuild. Still, teachers find that educational materials and supplies are lacking in recovery.
The donation comes at the best time for students throughout the district.
Entergy released a statement about the donation saying, in part, the “contributions today are a sign of our ongoing partnership to make our communities stronger.”
Donations include schools in the Hardin-Jefferson ISD, the Hamshire-Fannett ISD, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville ISD, the Vidor ISD, and the Orangefield ISD.
Teachers will receive the money to help makeover classrooms or buy school supplies.
Entergy Texas has donated shelters, generators, cleaning supplies, and other materials to the communities of Kountze, Sour Lake, Ames, Beaumont, Bevil Oaks, China, Nome, and Rose City.