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Power to Care:  Making a Difference in Miami-Dade Communities

Power to Care: Making a Difference in Miami-Dade Communities

by | Mar 24, 2017 | 2 comments

At FPL, we’re working with the communities we serve to make Florida an even better place to work and raise a family. Our employees and their families – our strongest connection to our communities –– donate thousands of volunteer hours each year to make a difference in local neighborhoods. In 2016, employee volunteers contributed more than 85,000 hours through company-sponsored projects and their own personal volunteer time.

“I feel very fortunate to have good health and a good job, and I’m always interested in opportunities to give back by helping out those who are not as fortunate,” said FPL employee Yari Badulescu. “I thank FPL for arranging volunteer events that I can be a part of to help the community.”

One of our most visible volunteer events is the annual Power to Care Week. This year, the week-long event took place March 6-11. We saw support and enthusiasm from all levels of the company with hundreds of employees dedicating time to projects in communities across Florida.

Here are just a few of the impacts made during the week in Miami-Dade County:

  • Packaged fresh fruit, produce, juice boxes, snacks and chicken to help feed more than 1,000 South Florida families at Farm Share in Homestead
  • Painted, landscaped and cleaned up three homes in the historic Liberty City
  • Painted classrooms and murals as well as landscaped Bright Future Enrichment Center
  • Landscaped and cleaned up at Zoo Miami

While Power to Care Week may be over this year, Power to Care events are not limited to just one week. We plan dozens of volunteer events throughout the year. Likewise, we hope the company’s spirit of volunteerism encourages more employees and their families to work together with the communities we serve to make them an even better place to work and raise a family.

FPL employees volunteering during the 2017 Power to Care week at the Liberty City Home Painting in Miami, Fla. March 9, 2017.

FPL employees volunteering during the 2017 Power to Care week at the Liberty City Home Painting in Miami, Fla. March 9, 2017.

FPL employees volunteering during the 2017 Power to Care week at the Farm Share in Fort Myers, Fla. March 11, 2017.

FPL employees volunteering during the 2017 Power to Care week at the Farm Share in Fort Myers, Fla. March 11, 2017.

About The Author

Pam Rauch

Pamela Rauch serves as vice president of development and external affairs for FPL and oversees local government relations, community relations, economic development, and development of new power generation. An experienced attorney, Pam started her career at FPL as an associate general counsel. She is actively engaged with the community and serves on numerous boards and committees, including the Florida Chamber Foundation, Palm Beach Zoo, Leadership Florida and the Economic Council of Palm Beach County.

2 Comments

  1. I have been looking forward to volunteer…..This seems like it is what I have been searching

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  2. Great job helping iut communities

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