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Duke Energy donates $1 million in meals and materials to Louisiana

All photos courtesy of Duke Energy

Submitted by Ana Gibbs

Live Oak, Fla., – Duke Energy is donating $1 million worth of meals and materials to United Way of Southeast Louisiana to assist in Hurricane Ida relief. The company delivered several semi-truck loads of Meals Ready to Eat (MRE’s) and COVID personal safety items, which included thousands of masks, hand sanitizers and other personal protective equipment to community partners in Louisiana. The supplies will be provided at emergency supply distribution events and through Entergy utility volunteers at Customer Information Centers. The donations will help protect residents against COVID as they work to rebuild.

      Meanwhile, Sunday (September 12, 2021), marks two weeks since 150 Duke Energy Florida crews and contractors left to help Entergy Louisiana restore power in Baton Rouge and most recently in Thibodaux (ti·buh·dow). As you can see from the photos, Thibodaux was one of the harder hit areas. This weekend linemen crews worked near the John Deere facility, where the John Deere company took time to feed our crews.

      During the two-week deployment, Duke Energy Florida crews restored power to thousands of Entergy Louisiana customers. The company’s Florida crews headed back home on Tuesday.