FPL and Habitat for Humanity Team Up to Benefit Local Community With Earth-Friendly, Energy-Efficient Housing

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Florida Power & Light Company

    JUNO BEACH, Fla., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company's
 Community Volunteer Corps and Habitat for Humanity will complete work on two
 BuildSmart(R) - Habitat for Humanity homes on Saturday, April 21, 2001.  The
 homes are located on North Hepburn Avenue, in Jupiter, Florida.
     "FPL was pleased to help ensure the homes met the BuildSmart standards for
 energy efficiency," said Terry Yeager, FPL's BuildSmart representative.
 "Anything we can do to help our customers conserve energy will also be cost-
 effective for them," Yeager said.
     "This program is good for all concerned.  It provides affordable, energy-
 efficient housing to those who need it most -- those who are earning
 30-50 percent below the median income of Palm Beach County.  Because the
 project is built to FPL's BuildSmart standards it will be cost-effective to
 operate, too," said Patricia Stidham, executive director of Lighthouse Habitat
 for Humanity.
     "We think it's perfect that the homes will be completed around the time
 for the national Earth Day celebration, which is Sunday, April 22nd," said Lou
 Motley, FPL employee and chairperson, for the Community Volunteer Corp.  "The
 Community Volunteer Corp, made up of FPL employees, their families and friends
 contribute their time and talents to making our community a great place to
 live and work," Motley said.
     Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating poverty housing.  Founded
 by Millard Fuller, along with his wife, Linda, Habitat for Humanity
 International and its affiliates in more than 2,000 communities in 76 nations,
 have built and sold more than 100,000 homes to partner families with no-
 profit, zero-interest mortgages.
     Florida Power & Light Company is the principal subsidiary of FPL Group,
 Inc. (NYSE:   FPL), one of the nation's largest providers of electricity-related
 services with annual revenues of more than $7 billion.  The company serves
 approximately 3.9 million customer accounts in Florida.  FPL Energy, LLC, FPL
 Group's energy-generating subsidiary, is a leader in producing electricity
 from clean and renewable fuels.  Additional information is available on the
 Internet at www.fpl.com.
 
 

SOURCE Florida Power & Light Company
    JUNO BEACH, Fla., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company's
 Community Volunteer Corps and Habitat for Humanity will complete work on two
 BuildSmart(R) - Habitat for Humanity homes on Saturday, April 21, 2001.  The
 homes are located on North Hepburn Avenue, in Jupiter, Florida.
     "FPL was pleased to help ensure the homes met the BuildSmart standards for
 energy efficiency," said Terry Yeager, FPL's BuildSmart representative.
 "Anything we can do to help our customers conserve energy will also be cost-
 effective for them," Yeager said.
     "This program is good for all concerned.  It provides affordable, energy-
 efficient housing to those who need it most -- those who are earning
 30-50 percent below the median income of Palm Beach County.  Because the
 project is built to FPL's BuildSmart standards it will be cost-effective to
 operate, too," said Patricia Stidham, executive director of Lighthouse Habitat
 for Humanity.
     "We think it's perfect that the homes will be completed around the time
 for the national Earth Day celebration, which is Sunday, April 22nd," said Lou
 Motley, FPL employee and chairperson, for the Community Volunteer Corp.  "The
 Community Volunteer Corp, made up of FPL employees, their families and friends
 contribute their time and talents to making our community a great place to
 live and work," Motley said.
     Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating poverty housing.  Founded
 by Millard Fuller, along with his wife, Linda, Habitat for Humanity
 International and its affiliates in more than 2,000 communities in 76 nations,
 have built and sold more than 100,000 homes to partner families with no-
 profit, zero-interest mortgages.
     Florida Power & Light Company is the principal subsidiary of FPL Group,
 Inc. (NYSE:   FPL), one of the nation's largest providers of electricity-related
 services with annual revenues of more than $7 billion.  The company serves
 approximately 3.9 million customer accounts in Florida.  FPL Energy, LLC, FPL
 Group's energy-generating subsidiary, is a leader in producing electricity
 from clean and renewable fuels.  Additional information is available on the
 Internet at www.fpl.com.
 
 SOURCE  Florida Power & Light Company

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