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Cleco donates $25,000 to support rebuild of burned St. Landry churches

PINEVILLE, La. – April 30, 2019 – Today, Cleco donated $25,000 to the Seventh District Baptist Association in support of the rebuild of the three historically black Baptist churches destroyed by arson - St. Mary Baptist Church, Greater Union Baptist Church and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. 

“Cleco supports the rebuild of the three historic churches in St. Landry Parish that fell victim to a senseless act of hate,” said Marty Smith, Cleco vice president of marketing. “Cleco’s hope is that the rebuild of these churches will allow community members to continue their legacy of evangelism and missionary work throughout the area and beyond.”  

“We’re grateful to Cleco for their generous contribution to help rebuild St. Mary Baptist Church, Greater Union Baptist Church and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church,” said Rev. Freddie J. Jack, President of the Seventh District Baptist Association. “There are no words to express the disappointment that comes with losing these places of fellowship that have been so influential in the community for many years, but it’s comforting to know that community leaders such as Cleco are here to support our efforts to move forward.”

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Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC is a regional energy holding company that conducts its business operations through its subsidiaries, Cleco Power LLC and Cleco Cajun LLC. Cleco Power is a regulated electric public utility company that owns nine generating assets with a total nameplate capacity of 3,310 MWs and serves approximately 290,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi. Cleco Cajun is an unregulated utility company that owns eight generating assets with a total nameplate capacity of 3,555 MWs, with contracts serving nine Louisiana cooperatives, five wholesale municipal customers and one electric utility. For more information about Cleco, visit us at www.cleco.com

 

Media Contact:

Jennifer Cahill

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