More than 1,000 FPL employees plug into communities throughout Florida during "Power to Care" Week, March 4-9

Mon Mar 4, 2013 10:00am EST

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JUNO BEACH, Fla.,  March 4, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light
Company's fifth annual Power to Care initiative kicked off today. Every day this
week, hundreds of FPL volunteers, their families and friends, will spruce up
parks and beaches, paint public school hallways, build furniture for kids in
need and perform many more tasks to help their local communities. In the end,
FPL anticipates that more than 1,000 volunteers will roll up their sleeves and
participate in 26 community volunteer projects throughout Florida.

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Power to Care Week will span 11 counties across the state and engage employees
from all sectors of the company, including FPL President  Eric Silagy  and
NextEra Energy President and CEO  Jim Robo.  

"While FPL continues to provide its customers with safe, reliable electricity
and the lowest residential bills in the state, we are also committed to the
communities we serve. It's a commitment to our customers who are also our
neighbors," said  Pamela Rauch, vice president of Development and External
Affairs for FPL. "We are excited for the opportunity to lend a hand to these
organizations that have great needs and unselfishly serve our communities."

This year's Power to Care events include projects in  Palm Beach,  Broward, 
Indian River,  Lee,  Martin,  Miami-Dade,  Volusia,  Brevard,  Putnam,  Sarasota
 and  Manatee  counties. The project schedule includes organizations like City
Year Miami, Riviera Beach Maritime Academy, Feeding South Florida, Dream Oaks
Foundation Camp, the Brevard Zoo, Habitat for Humanity, Loggerhead Marinelife
Center, Forgotten Soldier Outreach, the America Red Cross and many more.  

Editor's Note: See list of Power to Care projects by market at the end of this

For more information on FPL's community outreach visit  

Florida Power  & Light Company
Florida Power  & Light Company is the largest rate-regulated electric utility in
 Florida  and serves the third-largest number of customers of any electric
utility in  the United States. FPL serves approximately 4.6 million customer
accounts and is a leading Florida employer with approximately 10,000 employees
as of year-end 2012. During the five-year period ended  December 31, 2011, the
company delivered the best service reliability among Florida investor-owned
utilities, while its typical residential customer bills, based on data available
in  July 2012, are about 26 percent below the national average. A clean energy
leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading
energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide. FPL is a subsidiary of 
Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information,

2013 Power to Care Event Schedule Monday - Friday,  March 4-8

 Day/Date/Agency                  County        Event Description                             
 Monday, March 4                  Miami-Dade    In-classroom activity with middle school      
City Year Miami                               students and middle school facility           
Charles Drew Middle School                    improvements                                  
 Tuesday, March 5                 Palm Beach    Home improvements and painting of homes       
Riviera Beach Maritime Academy                in Riviera Beach                              
Team Elam                                                                                   
 Wednesday, March 6               Indian River  Facility improvements                         
Homeless Family Center                                                                      
 Thursday, March 7                Manatee       Painting cabins for Dream Oaks Foundation     
Dream Oaks Foundation Camp                    Camp and tree trimming for Boys and Girls     
Boys and Girls Club of Manatee                Club (partnership with Publix)                
 Friday, March 8                  Broward       Food sorting and backpack prep for local      
Feeding South Florida                         children                                      

2013 Power to Care Event Schedule of Activities by County-  Saturday, March 9

 Brevard:                                               Palm Beach:                                         
   1.    Brevard Zoo                                  
   1.    Loggerhead Marinelife Center              
   2.    Habitat for Humanity - Kennedy Estates    
   1.    City of Miramar - Miramar Town Center        
   3.    Renaissance School                        
   2.    Quiet Waters Park- Deerfield Island Parks    
   4.    Forgotten Soldiers Outreach               
   5.    Urban Youth Impact                        
   1.    Manatee Park                                 
   6.    Boca Helping Hands                        
   2.    Habitat for Humanity                         
    7.    Spady Cultural Heritage Museum           
    8.    American Red Cross                       
   1.    Barley Barber Swamp                          
   2.    Salvation Army of Martin County              
   1.    Palatka Environmental Education Center    
   1.    Zoo Miami                                    
   1.    Loveland Center, Inc.                     
   2.    Miami Beach - Dune Restoration               
   3.    Children's Village/Boys Town                 
   1.    Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens              

SOURCE   Florida Power  & Light Company

Kristy Kennedy, +1-305-448-5839

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