Thursday, June 28, 2012

Beat the Heat: Responding to Scorching Summer Temperatures

The summer heat in Beaumont may be typical in Southeast Texas, but that doesn’t make it any less unbearable.  For 12 years now, Entergy Texas has partnered with The Salvation Army for the “Beat the Heat” initiative.

The heat can be particularly stifling to those without air conditioning at home.  As such, “Beat the Heat” makes fans available for elderly low-income residents.  Clients only need to bring an electric bill and identification.

Entergy Texas has donated 120 fans to The Salvation Army of Beaumont for this year’s program.  “With the demand for fans growing every year, we are pleased to provide oscillating fans this year in order to help our customers remain as comfortable as possible,” says Pam Williams, manager for customer operations support for Entergy Texas.  The program certainly has gotten very popular and is one of the most anticipated summer services in Beaumont.

Madison’s Restaurant, owned by Frankie Randazzo, will also be supporting this project with their 7th Annual Box Fan Bash on July 15th from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Local bands will be performing, and a silent auction will be held.  It will be a great evening of entertainment, but more importantly, it will be a significant contribution to a good cause.

Many thanks to Entergy Texas and Madison’s Restaurant for helping The Salvation Army help others! 
Debi Derrick of Entergy Texas