Entergy donates $1,000 to Men’s Club

Published 5:45 am Saturday, May 6, 2017

Entergy recently donated $1,000 to the Washington Men’s Club (WMC).

The WMC’s motto is “Mentor, Educate, Nurture, and Serve” by: 1. sponsoring youth trips to museums; 2. defraying costs for students’ participation in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Program, the NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) Program, and the Bogalusa YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association); 3. purchasing athletic camp equipment; and 4. supporting faith-based youth initiatives.

The WMC also: 1. assisted with renovations to Cassidy Park after the 2016 August flood; 2. donated to the Anonymous Closet (Students in Need), Robert Hicks Foundation, Washington Parish churches — youth departments, Professional Women’s Service Club, Blues and Heritage Festival, and Bogalusa Food Bank; 3. sponsored educational youth tours to the African-American Heritage Museum; and 4. sponsored students to the Boys’ State Camp in Baton Rouge.

Finally, the WMC awarded high school graduation scholarships and donated to the Bogalusa Fire Department, the National Fire Safety Council, and the Red Cross to help flood victims, just to name a few organizations.

The men of the Washington Men’s Club also promote and encourage male health and fitness awareness, not just by teaching healthy lifestyle habits, but also by committing to walk three times weekly at Cassidy Park.

“Entergy is honored to support such an active and impactful organization as the Washington Men’s Club,” Harris said. “The WMC is a well-oiled engine that drives young minds of Washington Parish to higher heights and broader perimeters. Such community and youth involvement and support demonstrate a strong commitment to enhancing the lives of tomorrow’s leaders.

And Entergy wants to be right there in the midst as we create sustainable value for our four stakeholders — owners, customers, employees and communities — in which we operate.”