September 2nd, 2008
PINE BLUFF- A hot summer in a struggling economy has left more elderly and disabled customers than normal unable to pay their energy bills, nearly depleting the funds available to low-income Arkansans through Entergy Arkansas’s Power to Care program.
Formerly known as Project Deserve, Power to Care is a program funded by contributions from Entergy Arkansas customers, employees, retirees, and shareholders to help our less fortunate customers pay their energy bill during times of financial crisis. The fund is administered by Southern Good Faith Fund (SGFF) of Pine Bluff.
August 1st, 2008
With prices going up across the board, requests for utility bill assistance have increased, according to officials who help pay energy bills.
“Five thousand or more people must have applied in the five counties served,” said Betty Smith, executive director of the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Economic Opportunities Commission.
May 27th, 2008
Entergy Corporation today announced a new name for the customer assistance funds operated by the company’s utility subsidiaries: The Power to Care. The new name replaces Project Deserve, a program that for 26 years has collected more than $5 million from Arkansas employees, customers and shareholders to help elderly and handicapped customers pay their electric bills during times of financial crisis.
April 16th, 2007
Southern Good Faith Fund (SGFF) became the administrative agency for Project Deserve, a fund established by Entergy Arkansas to help low-income, elderly, or disabled Arkansas residents pay their electric bills.