United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties is committed to ensuring that residents in the Volusia-Flagler area have access to basic needs and critical community services during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties is pleased to announce that Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), through the NextEra Energy Foundation, is gifting the nonprofit $25,000. The funds are part of a more than $2 million gift of COVID-19 emergency assistance from the NextEra Energy family of companies for partner organizations across the country and funds made available through FPL’s Care to Share program.
“We are proud to be partnering with an organization like FPL that continues to prioritize the needs of the local community it serves,” said Courtney Edgcomb, President of United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties. “It is through donations like these that we are able to continue to do the important work we do for our communities during this challenging time.”
United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties will use the funds to assist those individuals and families in the local community who are unable to meet basic needs like housing, food and healthcare.
FPL is also making contributions to additional United Way chapters and affiliated community partners across its service area. The emergency funds provided by the NextEra Energy Foundation will be distributed to organizations working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis to provide critical support to the most vulnerable members of our communities.
“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, we are committed to assisting the most vulnerable in our communities as we all work through this unsettling and difficult time together,” said FPL President and CEO Eric Silagy. “Floridians are no strangers to overcoming difficult crises and I’m confident that, together with partners like United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties, we will become even stronger from our current challenges. And through it all, we remain focused on delivering the affordable, reliable power our customers have come to count on.”
For customers experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19, FPL has resources available at www.FPL.com/Help, or we can connect customers with resources available from federal, state and local authorities. To further assist customers, FPL is also suspending disconnections, providing payment extensions and waiving certain late payment fees for customers in a hardship situation.