FPL volunteers demonstrate "Power to Care" at 31 community projects throughout Florida
March 11, 2015

JUNO BEACH, Fla., March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company's (FPL) seventh annual "Power to Care" week gave employees the opportunity to make a difference in the communities that FPL serves. The week-long event included nearly 1,500 volunteers, who donated over 5,600 hours, to 31 charitable organizations throughout the state.


"At FPL, we not only continue to provide our customers with safe, reliable electricity and the lowest residential bills in the state, we also are committed to working together with the communities we serve to make Florida an even better place to raise a family and do business," said Pamela Rauch, vice president of development and external affairs for FPL. "Volunteering is at the heart of our business, so any chance we get to roll up our sleeves and lend a helping hand to these organizations that unselfishly serve our communities is a great day for FPL and our employees."

"Power to Care" week spanned 13 counties and included participation from all levels of the company, including NextEra Energy Chairman and CEO Jim Robo and FPL President and CEO Eric Silagy.

This year's Power to Care events included projects in Brevard, Broward, Flagler, Hendry, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Putnam, Okeechobee, Seminole and St. Lucie counties. Volunteers helped out at food banks, schools, parks and more.

For more information on FPL's community outreach programs visit www.FPL.com/community

Editor's Note: See list of Power to Care projects by market at the end of this document. Photos from Power to Care programs are available at www.FPL.com/newsroom.

About Florida Power & Light Company
Florida Power & Light Company is the third-largest electric utility in the United States, serving more than 4.7 million customer accounts across nearly half of the state of Florida. FPL's typical 1,000-kWh residential customer bill is approximately 25 percent lower than the national average and, in 2014, was the lowest in Florida among reporting utilities for the fifth year in a row. FPL's service reliability is better than 99.98 percent, and its highly fuel-efficient power plant fleet is one of the cleanest among all utilities nationwide. The company was recognized in 2014 as the most trusted U.S. electric utility by Market Strategies International, and has earned the national ServiceOne Award for outstanding customer service for an unprecedented 10 consecutive years. A leading Florida employer with approximately 8,700 employees, FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a leading clean energy company widely recognized for its efforts in sustainability, ethics and diversity, including being named to Fortune's list of "World's Most Admired Companies." NextEra Energy is also the parent company of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the largest generator in North America of renewable energy from the wind and sun.  For more information, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.

2015 Power to Care Event Schedule of Activities by County

Tuesday, March 3


Hendry County:

Barron Park House


Palm Beach County:

Lake Park Elementary School


Wednesday, March 4

Miami-Dade County:

Sweetwater Elementary School


Thursday, March 5

Flagler County:

Department of Juvenile Justice Community

Friday, March 6


Broward County:

Broward Audubon Society

Saturday, March 7


Brevard County:

Meals on Wheels


Broward County:

Feeding South Florida

Broward Addiction Recovery Center


Lee County:

Habitat for Humanity

Manatee Park


Manatee County:

Women's Resource Center

PACE Center for Girls


Martin County:

Habitat for Humanity of Martin Brush with

Treasure Coast Food Bank / United Way
of Martin County


Miami-Dade County:

Catholic Charities – Holy Redeemer Child
Development Center

Citizens for a Better South Florida

Miami River Commission



Martha's House


Palm Beach County:

The Arc of Palm Beach County

Big Dog Ranch

Boca Raton Boys & Girls Club

CROS Ministries

Forgotten Soldiers Outreach

Loggerhead Marine Life Center

MacArthur Beach State Park

Resource Depot

Schoolhouse Children's Museum

South Olive Community Center


Putnam County:

Palatka Water Works Environmental
Education Center


Seminole County:

Keep Seminole Beautiful


St. Lucie County:

Inwater Research Group Beach Clean-up


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