BREVARD’S COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND TO RECEIVE $30,000 IN EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FROM FPL
United Way of Brevard, in partnership with the Community Foundation for Brevard and Space Coast Health Foundation, is committed to ensuring that residents in the Brevard area have access to basic needs and critical community services during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
United Way of Brevard is pleased to announce that Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), through the NextEra Energy Foundation, is gifting the nonprofit $30,000 to Brevard’s COVID-19 Response Fund. 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.
“United Way of Brevard is proud to work together to ensure when an organization like FPL prioritizes the needs of the local community it makes the greatest impact possible,” said Rob Rains, president of United Way of Brevard. “We are grateful for donations like these that enable us to continue to do the important work we do for our communities during this challenging time.”
The Brevard COVID-19 Response Fund will use the donation to bolster their efforts in areas of need, such as food support, emergency financial assistance for those struggling with basic needs due to job loss, and the needs of nonprofits who work directly with Brevard’s most in need residents.
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 Brevard, the Community Foundation for Brevard and the Space Coast Health Foundation, 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.