CenterPoint Energy Foundation grants $125,000 for rental and mortgage assistance to Providence House and The Salvation Army of NWLA

SHREVEPORT – CenterPoint Energy Foundation has committed $125,000 to two nonprofits organizations supporting rental and mortgage assistance. Funding from this substantial grant will serve all of Northwest Louisiana and will be distributed by Providence House and The Salvation Army of NWLA.

These local nonprofits were selected because of their significant field experience and proven track record with community rental/mortgage and utility assistance.

Verni Howard, Executive Director of Providence House states, “We are thrilled for the citizens of Northwest Louisiana. While we have long been able to serve renters with assistance, we can now help homeowners in the entire region as well. We receive so many calls from outlying parishes and simply could not assist. This funding stream will change lives and we are grateful to serve in this process.”

“Inflation is impacting all of us from food to gas to other household expenses. By assisting with at least one bill, we can provide breathing room to these families. We are very thankful to CenterPoint Energy for their confidence in both organizations. As always, we promise to Do The Most Good with all the resources we are provided,” states Major Pierre Smith of The Salvation Army of NWLA.

Eric Barkley, District Director, CenterPoint Energy in Shreveport, adds, “We seek to improve the areas we serve by supporting programs that strengthen relationships, improve quality of life, and promote inclusion to help communities thrive.”

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