Volunteer Work

Our employees go above and beyond each year to donate their time to various causes through thousands of hours of volunteer work. 


POWER TO CARE

Through our Power to Care volunteer program, NextEra Energy employees and their families volunteer thousands of hours each year and make a difference in our communities. In 2017, employee volunteers contributed more than 88,000 hours through dozens of company-sponsored events, projects and personal volunteer time.

During Power to Care Week in 2017, some of the impacts made include: 

  • More than 10,000 pounds of tomatoes were gleaned with CROS Ministries to be distributed by Palm Beach County Food Bank.
  • 100 "We Care" packages were assembled and sent to U.S. soldiers deployed overseas by Forgotten Soldiers Outreach.
  • Seven homes were improved for neighbors in need in Florida City and Little Havana in Miami-Dade County and through partnerships with Habitat for Humanity in Manatee, Palm Beach and Volusia Counties.
  • 1,000 meals were packed for the Children's Hunger Project in Brevard County, ensuring students have meals over the weekend. An additional 5,400 meals packed for the backpack program with the Houston Food Bank.
  • Facility improvements were made including painting and landscaping at Palatka Environmental Education Center.
  • More than 1,700  pounds of trash and debris were collected at beaches in South Florida.

 

 FPL Employees at Race for the Cure

Race for the Cure

Each year, hundreds of FPL employees support the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Miami and West Palm Beach. The employees pictured here, all breast cancer survivors, are also members of the SOS dragon boat team, based in Jupiter, Florida. In this case, SOS stands for Save our Sisters and the women became involved because the team's focus is on living, rather than on the disease, according to Liz Wojtisek (second from right). "It shows survivors that they can be physically active," she said. Sadia Kahn (right) added that the SOS members also volunteer at breast cancer support groups, conferences and hospital events and act as resources for physician and treatment information. The group brought their SOS paddles with them to the Race for the Cure in West Palm Beach.