The Delta Grassroots Caucus (DGC) is a broad coalition of grassroots leaders in the eight-state Delta region. DGC is also a founding partner of the Economic Equality Caucus,
which advocates for economic equality across the USA.

Help the Gulf Coast Recovery-Entergy Corporate Social Responsibility Director Comment

Posted on October 05, 2010 at 10:42 AM

Entergy Corp. has a distinguished record for its activities of helping economically distressed areas in the Greater Delta Region. We were pleased to hear the excellent presentation on Sept. 23, 2010 at the conference in Washington, DC of Patty Riddlebarger, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Entergy. We include a message below from Ms. Riddlebarger, who is based in New Orleans. We would also encourage people to contribute to Second Harvest Food Bank and other organizations working to help those who lost their jobs or otherwise were harmed by the oil spill.

Entergy engages in constructive economic development work across Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. Clifton Avant of Entergy has done a great job for many years in the region and also is a member of the board of directors of the Delta Grassroots Caucus. We appreciate Entergy’s aid for economically distressed people in the region.

You can reach the Voices of the Gulf video by typing in

Entergy works with many other nonprofit organizations in the region, including Catholic Charities and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana. We join Patty Riddlebarger and our partners at Entergy in encouraging people to make donations to such exemplary organizations, and even a small contribution helps. You can make a contribution electronically by clicking on the website at, or if you prefer to send a contribution by regular mail, that address is:

Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana

700 Edwards Avenue

New Orleans, Louisiana 70123

We join with Patty Riddlebarger in asking that you view the Voices of the Gulf video and make a donation of any amount. Thanks—Lee Powell, Delta Grassroots Caucus

Voices of the Gulf

Comments from Patty Riddlebarger, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Entergy Corp.

Although the well has been capped, the crisis is far from over for the 500,000 families who rely on the Gulf for their livelihoods. More than 205 million gallons of oil were spilled and no one knows what the long-term impact will be. Although some areas of the Gulf have been reopened for fishing, greatly reduced demand for Gulf seafood has crippled the industry and those who rely on it.

Families who have always been self-reliant, now need help with food, rental and mortgage assistance, utilities and counseling. Catholic Charities and Second Harvest Food Bank have teamed up to help. Oil spill relief centers have been opened in impacted communities where families can receive food, vouchers for rental and mortgage assistance, counseling and utilities assistance. But donations are desperately needed.

A $1 donation to Second Harvest Food bank can provide a meal for a family of four. Please take a moment to hear the stories of families who are impacted by clicking on the link to the video below. And please make donation.