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Community Contributions

 

Vermont Yankee’s charitable contributions committee, which considers funding requests, is made up of Vermont Yankee employees who are active in their communities. The committee meets every four-to-six weeks to review requests and allocate funds in accordance with the Entergy donations program criteria. The organizations receiving the funds in the form of sponsorship, open grants and charitable foundation gifts are primarily located in Windham County in Vermont, Cheshire County in New Hampshire and Franklin County in Massachusetts.

The citizenry of Brattleboro and Southern Vermont were challenged in 2011 by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene and a devastating fire in the Brooks House apartments in downtown Brattleboro. Vermont Yankee was able to assist our neighbors in area clean-up and relief efforts through monetary donations and donated man-hours. Vermont Yankee met these challenges while continuing our support of annual programs and initiatives throughout 2011.

 
In 2011, Entergy Vermont Yankee contributed approximately $435 thousand to the community through Entergy open grants, the Entergy Charitable Foundation, site sponsorships, annual events such as the community project, the Vermont Yankee Charity Golf Tournament, and the Vermont Yankee Craft Fair. A portion of this amount was designated for disaster recovery efforts. This amount also includes Vermont Yankee employee pledges to the United Way, plus an Entergy match, which totaled $109,018 to local United Way organizations.
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