(BPRW) FPL and Partners Participated in the Spread Holiday Cheer at the 100 Black Men of South Florida’s Annual Toy Drive and Shopping Spree

FPL is a Proud Sponsor of the 100 Black Men of South Florida’s Annual Event

(Black PR Wire) Miami Gardens, FL – ‘Tis the season to spread holiday cheer! And on December 17, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) did just that and so much more. FPL partnered with 100 Black Men of South Florida for their Annual Toy Drive and Shopping Spree. The event took place at a Walmart Store in Miami Gardens. 

Hundreds of children lined up and 100 Black Men of South Florida provided 226 kids with $100 Gift Cards to shop. The children were escorted by an adult volunteer from FPL or other partner organizations. 

“Advancing meaningful initiatives and making a positive contribution toward racial equality is part of FPL’s commitment to working with the communities we serve to make Florida an even better place to live, work and raise a family,” said to Armando Fernandez, FPL’s External Affairs Director, Miami-Dade. 

FPL is honored to be the proud sponsor of the 100 Black Men Annual Toy Drive and Shopping Spree to help serve our community and help build character, create hope, aspirations, plans and futures for tomorrow’s leaders.

  

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About Florida Power & Light Company

As America’s largest electric utility, Florida Power & Light Company serves more customers and sells more power than any other utility, providing clean, affordable, reliable electricity to approximately 5.8 million accounts, or more than 12 million people. FPL operates one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S. and in 2021 won the ReliabilityOne® National Reliability Award for the sixth time in the last seven years. The company received the top ranking in the southern U.S. among large electric providers, according to J.D. Power’s 2021 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction StudySM and 2021 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction StudySM. The company was also recognized in 2020 as one of the most trusted U.S. electric utilities by Escalent for the seventh consecutive year. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a clean energy company widely recognized for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity. NextEra Energy is ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune’s 2022 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” and recognized on Fortune’s 2021 list of companies that “Change the World.” NextEra Energy is also the parent company of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery storage. 

For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.

 

About 100 Black Men of South Florida

The mission of 100 Black Men of South Florida, Inc. is to improve the quality of life of our citizens and enhance educational opportunities for African-Americans. The members, who refer to themselves as “The 100”, serve as a strong force for overcoming cultural and financial obstacles and promoting the achievements of African American youth with an emphasis on young African-American males.

Photo 1: Photo Credit: Ricardo Reyes, Sonshine Communications. Thumbs Up! Recently, Florida Power & Light Company joined community partners to support the annual Toy Drive and Shopping Spree, hosted by the local non-profit 100 Black Men in South Florida. Volunteers helped to 226 children shop for the holidays. Pictured here is Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners Chairman, Oliver Gilbert (far left) and FPL volunteer Tangela Dean, (far right), with a happy participant.

Photo 2: Photo Credit: Ricardo Reyes, Sonshine Communications. Recently, Florida Power & Light Company joined community partners to support the annual Toy Drive and Shopping Spree, hosted by the local non-profit 100 Black Men in South Florida. Volunteers helped to 226 children shop for the holidays. Pictured here are some of the FPL volunteers (l to r): Michele Jones, Devin Elguezabal, Tangela Dean, Leontyne Allen, Natalie Heaven, Sonia Ryan and Darlyne Jean-Charles.

Photo 3: Photo Credit: Ricardo Reyes, Sonshine Communications. Recently, Florida Power & Light Company joined community partners to support the annual Toy Drive and Shopping Spree, hosted by the local non-profit 100 Black Men in South Florida. Volunteers helped to 226 children shop for the holidays. Pictured is FPL volunteer Andrea Dudley shopping with a delighted participant.

Photo 4: Photo Credit: Ricardo Reyes, Sonshine Communications. Recently, Florida Power & Light Company joined community partners to support the annual Toy Drive and Shopping Spree, hosted by the local non-profit 100 Black Men in South Florida. Volunteers helped to 226 children shop for the holidays. Pictured here is FPL volunteer Cheryl Byrd shopping with a participant.

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