Showing the Power to Care
This year, at FPL we celebrated our 10th annual Power to Care Week, a company-sponsored week of service in our communities. Hundreds of our employees, family and friends came together to volunteer in 30 projects across 11 counties in our service area. Throughout the week, they rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty to make the communities we serve even better places to work and raise families.
A few of the impacts made during the week include:
- More than 10,000 pounds of tomatoes gleaned with CROS Ministries to be distributed by Palm Beach County Food Bank;
- 100 “We Care” packages assembled and sent to U.S. soldiers deployed overseas by Forgotten Soldiers Outreach;
- More than 1,700 pounds of trash and debris collected at beaches in South Florida;
- Seven homes improved for neighbors in need in Florida City and Little Havana in Miami-Dade County and through partnerships with Habitat for Humanity in Manatee, Palm Beach and Volusia Counties;
- 1,000 meals packed for the Children’s Hunger Project in Brevard County, ensuring students have meals over the weekend; and
- One school beautification project in Palm Beach County and one school garden beautification project in Collier County.
None of this could have been possible without the volunteerism of our FPL family and their commitment to FPL’s core value to do the right thing. Our employees give back to their communities not just during Power to Care Week, but year-round. One of the ways we recognize, support and encourage their volunteer efforts is through our Dollars for Doers program. The program rewards qualifying nonprofit organizations for the volunteer work of our employees when certain criteria are met.
Thanks to employees logging more than 85,000 volunteer hours last year, FPL’s charitable foundation distributed nearly $186,000 worth of Dollars for Doers grants to more than 400 deserving nonprofit organizations across the country. Additionally, we also supported more than 1,500 nonprofits and our employees raised more than $4.2 million for their communities.
It’s all part of our commitment to working with the communities we serve to make Florida and even better place to work and raise a family.