Nurse in need of help gets it from FPL’s Care to Share® program
Annie* has spent most of her life taking care of others as an independent home healthcare nurse.
It was a devastating blow when Annie suffered a minor stroke a few years ago. Living alone, Annie was forced to depend on others for help. That presented many challenges for her, both mentally and physically.
The long-term effects of the stroke prevented Annie from working as a nurse. Wanting to remain in the same field, Annie became an independent home healthcare aide.
“I am managing the best I can with an income that is significantly lower than when I was working as a nurse,” Annie said. “In January, a severe case of the flu kept me from working for more than a month.”
With little savings left and no income, Annie got behind in her bills. She panicked and reached out to The Salvation Army, who partners with Florida Power & Light Company through their Care to Share program.
The program provides emergency bill payment assistance to eligible customers who are in temporary financial crisis. FPL partners with a network of social service agencies. Care to Share helps customers in crisis get back on their feet by providing temporary financial assistance to keep their lights on.
“I cried when I learned that I qualified for assistance,” Annie said. “I don’t know what I would have done without the help.”
“At FPL, we strongly believe in supporting our customers during difficult times,” said Melissa Booher, FPL manager of customer advocacy. Care to Share support is made possible by the generosity of FPL employees, shareholders and customers. Nearly 96,000 families in our local communities have been helped since the Care to Share program was founded in 1994.
FPL’s 2019 Care to Share fundraising campaign is underway. Please help brighten the lives of families in temporary crisis by making a donation at https://www.fpl.com/help/donate.html to Care to Share today.
*Name changed for privacy
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