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.
July 14th, 2008
LITTLE ROCK – Nick and Gina Redford of Mabelvale are caught in the middle. Her salary is too high to qualify for public assistance but does not cover the bills associated with his liver disease and the rising cost of gasoline and food.
June 5th, 2008
Southern Bancorp’s comprehensive community revitalization efforts in Helena-West Helena were featured on an award winning AETN documentary titled “Delta Dreams.” The documentary won a Silver Screen Award in the social issues category of the U.S. International Film and Video Festival.
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 17th, 2008
PINE BLUFF—Jerry Damerow and Kim Evans, both of Little Rock, and Ben Steinberg of Helena-West Helena have joined the Southern Good Faith Fund Board of Directors, Southern Good Faith Fund President Angela Duran announced today.
Herman Davenport of Little Rock, a Southern Good Faith board member since 2002, also has been elected to serve as board Chairman, Duran said.