JUNO BEACH, Fla., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company's fourth annual Power to Care initiative kicks off today with more than 900 volunteers, including employees and their families, participating in 22 community volunteer projects throughout Florida. Spanning 10 counties, the weeklong volunteer initiative engages employees from all sectors of the company, including FPL President Eric Silagy. Volunteers will roll up their sleeves to help clean beaches and restore dunes, landscape gardens, spruce up parks, beautify schools, build homes for underprivileged families and more -- all in an effort to give back to the communities they serve.
"At FPL, our first priority is to provide our customers with safe, reliable electricity and the lowest bills in the state. We are also dedicated to supporting the communities we serve, the places our customers and employees live and work," said Pamela Rauch, vice president of Development and External Affairs for FPL. "All of the organizations we are supporting have tremendous needs and provide great services to the community and our employees are so excited to have this opportunity to be able to lend a helping hand."
The Power to Care program encompasses a full week of volunteer events in 19 cities throughout FPL's service territory.
FPL's Power to Care Week schedule includes:
All events commence between 8 and 9 a.m. For details call Kristy Kennedy at 305-448-5839
Monday, March 26 -- YouthBuild in Palm Beach County
Tuesday, March 27 -- Abilities Resource Center (ARC) in Indian River County
Wednesday, March 28 -- Northwest Federated Woman's Club of Broward County
Thursday, March 29 -- Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami in Miami-Dade County
Friday, March 30 -- Ormond Beach Historical Society in Volusia County
Saturday, March 31 --
Brevard Zoo in Brevard County
Sunview Park in Broward County
Broward Homeless Shelter in Broward County
Habitat for Humanity in Lee County
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve in Lee County
Girl Scouts of the Gulf Coast in Manatee County
Barley Barber Swamp in Martin County
Miami Beach Dune Restoration in Miami-Dade County
Porter-Russell Pine Rockland Preserve in Miami-Dade County
Teach for America at Norland High School in Miami-Dade County
Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Palm Beach County
El Sol in Palm Beach County
Forgotten Soldiers Outreach in Palm Beach County
Habitat for Humanity in Palm Beach County
United Way Gleaning Project in Palm Beach County
Tri County Humane Society in Palm Beach County
Palatka Environmental Education Center in Putnam County
Florida Power & Light Company Florida Power & Light Company is the largest electric utility in Florida and one of the largest rate-regulated utilities in the United States. FPL serves approximately 4.6 million customer accounts and is a leading Florida employer with approximately 10,000 employees. The company consistently outperforms national averages for service reliability while its typical residential customer bills, based on data available in December 2011, are about 25 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 is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit www.FPL.com.