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More than 1,000 FPL employees plug into communities throughout Florida during "Power to Care" Week, March 4-9

Monday, March 04, 2013

More than 1,000 FPL employees plug into communities throughout Florida during "Power to Care" Week, March 4-910:00 EST Monday, March 04, 2013JUNO BEACH, Fla., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company's fifth annual Power to Care initiative kicked off today. Every day this week, hundreds of FPL volunteers, their families and friends, will spruce up parks and beaches, paint public school hallways, build furniture for kids in need and perform many more tasks to help their local communities. In the end, FPL anticipates that more than 1,000 volunteers will roll up their sleeves and participate in 26 community volunteer projects throughout Florida.(Logo: )Power to Care Week will span 11 counties across the state and engage employees from all sectors of the company, including FPL President Eric Silagy and NextEra Energy President and CEO Jim Robo. "While FPL continues to provide its customers with safe, reliable electricity and the lowest residential bills in the state, we are also committed to the communities we serve. It's a commitment to our customers who are also our neighbors," said Pamela Rauch, vice president of Development and External Affairs for FPL. "We are excited for the opportunity to lend a hand to these organizations that have great needs and unselfishly serve our communities."This year's Power to Care events include projects in Palm Beach, Broward, Indian River, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Volusia, Brevard, Putnam, Sarasota and Manatee counties. The project schedule includes organizations like City Year Miami, Riviera Beach Maritime Academy, Feeding South Florida, Dream Oaks Foundation Camp, the Brevard Zoo, Habitat for Humanity, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Forgotten Soldier Outreach, the America Red Cross and many more. Editor's Note: See list of Power to Care projects by market at the end of this document.For more information on FPL's community outreach visit Florida Power & Light CompanyFlorida Power & Light Company is the largest rate-regulated electric utility in Florida and serves the third-largest number of customers of any electric utility in the United States. FPL serves approximately 4.6 million customer accounts and is a leading Florida employer with approximately 10,000 employees as of year-end 2012. During the five-year period ended December 31, 2011, the company delivered the best service reliability among Florida investor-owned utilities, while its typical residential customer bills, based on data available in July 2012, are about 26 percent below the national average. A clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit Power to Care Event Schedule Monday ? Friday, March 4-8 Day/Date/AgencyCountyEvent DescriptionMonday, March 4City Year MiamiCharles Drew Middle SchoolMiami-DadeIn-classroom activity with middle school students and middle school facility improvements Tuesday, March 5Riviera Beach Maritime AcademyTeam Elam Palm BeachHome improvements and painting of homes in Riviera Beach Wednesday, March 6Homeless Family CenterIndian RiverFacility improvementsThursday, March 7Dream Oaks Foundation CampBoys and Girls Club of Manatee ManateePainting cabins for Dream Oaks Foundation Camp and tree trimming for Boys and Girls Club (partnership with Publix)Friday, March 8Feeding South FloridaBrowardFood sorting and backpack prep for local children2013 Power to Care Event Schedule of Activities by County? Saturday, March 9 Brevard:   1.    Brevard Zoo Broward:   1.    City of Miramar ? Miramar Town Center    2.    Quiet Waters Park? Deerfield Island Parks Lee:   1.    Manatee Park    2.    Habitat for Humanity Martin:   1.    Barley Barber Swamp    2.    Salvation Army of Martin County Miami-Dade:   1.    Zoo Miami    2.    Miami Beach ? Dune Restoration    3.    Children's Village/Boys Town Palm Beach:   1.    Loggerhead Marinelife Center    2.    Habitat for Humanity ? Kennedy Estates    3.    Renaissance School    4.    Forgotten Soldiers Outreach   5.    Urban Youth Impact    6.    Boca Helping Hands    7.    Spady Cultural Heritage Museum    8.    American Red Cross Putnam:    1.    Palatka Environmental Education Center Sarasota:    1.    Loveland Center, Inc. Volusia/Flagler:    1.    Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens  SOURCE Florida Power & Light CompanyFor further information: Kristy Kennedy, +1-305-448-5839