JUNO BEACH, Fla., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power and Light Company's sixth annual "Power to Care" week gave employees the opportunity to make a difference in the communities in which they live and work. The week-long event included 1,300 volunteers who participated in 29 volunteer projects across the state.
"Power to Care" week spanned 12 counties throughout the state and included participation from all levels of the company, including NextEra Energy Chairman and CEO Jim Robo and FPL President Eric Silagy.
"While FPL continues to provide its customers with safe, reliable electricity and the lowest residential bills in the state, we are also committed to the communities we serve. It's a commitment to our customers who are also our neighbors," said Pamela Rauch, vice president of Development and External Affairs for FPL. "We are excited for the opportunity to lend a hand to these organizations that have great needs and unselfishly serve our communities."
This year's Power to Care events included projects in Palm Beach, Collier, Broward, Indian River, Miami-Dade, Brevard, Lee, Martin, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole and St. Lucie counties. Volunteers helped out at food banks, schools, parks and more.
<<Editor's Note: See list of Power to Care projects by market at the end of this document.
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Florida Power & Light Company
Florida Power & Light Company is the largest rate-regulated electric utility in Florida and serves the third-largest number of customers of any electric utility in the United States. FPL serves approximately 4.7 million customer accounts and is a leading Florida employer with approximately 8,900 employees as of year-end 2013. FPL's typical 1,000-kWh residential bill is the lowest among reporting electric utilities in Florida as of year-end 2013, and based on data available in July 2013, is about 28 percent below the national average. A clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide. FPL delivered better than 99.98 percent service reliability as of year-end 2013. FPL has earned the national ServiceOne Award for outstanding customer service for an unprecedented 10 consecutive years. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit www.FPL.com.
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2014 Power to Care Event Schedule of Activities by County
Monday, March 3
1. Washington Elementary School
Tuesday, March 4
1. Conservancy of SW Florida
Wednesday, March 5
1. Broward Partnership for the Homeless
Thursday, March 6
1. Indian River County Harvest Outreach Center
Friday, March 7
1. Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami – Kendall Club
Saturday, March 8
1. Meals on Wheels
1. CHARLEE House
2. Children's Harbor
1. Manatee Park
2. Habitat for Humanity
1. Gertrude Walden Day Care– Stuart
2. Indiantown Civic Center
1. Virginia Key Restoration
2. All Nations Presbyterian Daycare
3. Zoo Miami
1. Boca Helping Hands
2. MacArthur Beach Clean-Up
3. Loggerhead Marine Life Center
4. Habitat for Humanity – Central
5. Renaissance School
6. Forgotten Soldiers Outreach
7. CROS Ministries - Gleaning
8. Coleman Park
9. Safe Place
10. Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center
1. Palatka Environmental Education Center
1. The Florida Center for Early Childhood
1. Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
1. City of Port St. Lucie - Public Works
SOURCE Florida Power & Light Company