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Making Things Brighter

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Making Things Brighter


Advocacy Awards Honor Devotion to Improving Lives of Entergy's Customers.

Community service offers little opportunity for glamour, prestige and material things. But the finer things in life-like creating a better quality of live for impoverished elderly retirees, working poor families and disadvantaged kids—are plentiful for advocates who dedicate themselves to making a difference. Low-income customer advocates and volunteers work every day to alleviate the struggle impoverished and working-poor people experience, often with little if any recognition.

Since 2002, Entergy has been acknowledging the contributions of these community change-makers who share the company's advocacy goals with a Making Things Brighter Award. Each year, the company honors individuals and organizations with a small stipend so they may continue the work in which we all benefit. Serving poor families and neighbors and helping them get the resources they need takes a network of professionals devoting their time, talents, funding and faith to improving the communities of which they are a part.

Honorees

Dustin McDaniel,
Arkansas Attorney General

Home Rehabilitators

Keith Jackson,
Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids (P.A.R.K.)

Rev. Nestor Rivera,
First Latin American Baptist Church

Rev. Ross Raymond,
McGhee First Presbyterian Church

Rev. Stephen Copley

Robin Freeman,
Central Arkansas Development Council

Rose Adams & Russell Hooks,
Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association


Dorothy Oliver,
LaSalle Community Action

Dr. Clara Thibodeaux Byes,
Gretna Community Center

Lisa Lewis,
Ouachita Community Action Agency

Louisiana Association of Community Action Partnerships (LACAP)
Lydia Taylor,

Operation HOPE

Michelle Guillory,
Louisiana Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs

Norma Cole,
Calcasieu Community Action

Pastor Charles Johnson,
Waymaker's Ministries

Westlake Beta Club


Antoinette Montgomery,
Community Service Director
Central Mississippi Inc.

Jean-Marie Hill,
Warren Washington Issaquena Sharkey Community Action Agency Inc. ( WWISCAA)

Jim Sizemore,
Executive Director
Samaritans Horn Lake, MS

Kathy Heidorn,
Internal Revenue Service

Kenn Cockrell,
Hinds County Human Resource Agency

Lolita Ross,
former MACCA Executive Director

Mississippi Individual Development Account Partnership (MIDAP)

Sollie Norwood,
Mississippi Department of Human Services


Cyndi Nguyen,
Vietnamese Initiative in Economic Training (VIET)

Dr. Lindsey Moore &ione Johnson,
Dr. Martin Luther King Elementary Charter School for Science and Technology

Father Vien Nguyen,
Mary Queen of Vietnam Church

Howard L. Rodgers III,
New Orleans Council on Aging

Sister Vera Butler,
Lantern Light

The Fellowship Foundation

The Sisters of the Holy Family


Antoinette Hardy,
Beaumont Community Housing Development Organization

Assistance League of Montgomery County

Beaumont Community Housing Development Organization

Community Care Prayer Outreach

Connie Gray,
Programs for Human Services

Corrigan Christian Resource Center

Greater East Texas Community Action Program

Jesse Tree,
Bolivar Peninsula Branch

Jody Hopkins,
The Community Clinic

Liberty County Indigent Health Care

Montgomery County Emergency Assistance

Montgomery County Interfaith Hospitality Network

Montgomery County United Way

Orange County Community Partners

Southeast Texas Family Resource Center

Southeast Texas Food Bank

Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center

St. Vincent de Paul
Winnie

Tamina Community Center

The Community Organization for Missionary Endeavors; H.O.P.E. - Helping Our People Excel

The Salvation Army
Beaumont

The Salvation Army
Port Arthur


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