Larry Volenec, Florida Power & Light Company regional external affairs manager (right), presents James Halleran, United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties board chair, a contribution of $20,000 in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Daytona Beach, Sept. 29, 2016 – For many years, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and the NextEra Energy Foundation, Inc. have partnered and supported United Way across multiple locations. Today FPL, through the NextEra Energy Foundation, Inc., continues this legacy of support through a corporate gift contribution of $20,000 to United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties.
“At FPL we are partnering with the communities we serve to make Florida an even better place to live, work and raise families,” said Larry Volenec, FPL regional external affairs manager. “One way we do this is by partnering with organizations such as United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties. The programs United Way supports deliver proven results, improving the lives of our customers by connecting them with resources and expert advice to help them succeed.”
Employees of FPL and its parent, NextEra Energy, have donated to United Way and contributed countless hours of volunteer work to improve lives and build stronger communities. In addition, each year employees also take part in an employee giving campaign that provides funding to nonprofit organizations, including United Way.
“Thanks to our funded agencies, matching grants and efficient programs, United Way is able to transform every $1 donated into $2.75 in services to our community,” said Dennis Burns, United Way VFC president. “That kind of smart investing has allowed United Way to have a nearly $8 million community impact last year!”
United Way VFC will use the contribution to support programs that help create lasting change in the local community and help local businesses build a strong and stable workforce. In the past year, United Way VFC has funded numerous programs through local nonprofits including several United Way-managed programs such as 2-1-1, Campaign for Working Families, Help Me Grow and ReadingPals.