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 2016, employee volunteers contributed more than 85,000 hours through dozens of company-sponsored events, projects and personal volunteer time.

Helping the Hungry

In conjunction with Feeding Children Everywhere, a nonprofit organization, employees from FPL’s St. Lucie Nuclear Energy Center, assembled healthy meals for hungry children. In addition, NextEra Energy employees at locations in Miami and Palm Beach County partnered with the nonprofit to package more than 240,000 meals. Feeding Children Everywhere distributes the meals to local agencies including food pantries and soup kitchens.

 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.