FPL and Habitat for Humanity Team Up to Benefit Local Community With Earth-Friendly, Energy-Efficient Housing
April 17, 2001

Florida Power & Light Company's Community Volunteer Corps and Habitat for Humanity will complete work on two BuildSmart® - 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.

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