Florida Public Power Organizations Encouraging Customers to Participate in Campaign Recognizing Lineworkers
“Drop us a Line” campaign encourages customers to send notes of thanks and appreciation
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) and Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) today launched a social media campaign asking customers of Florida’s public power utilities to send notes of thanks in advance of Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day on August 26. The “Drop us a Line” campaign is a way for electric customers to show thanks to the nearly 1,000 Florida public power lineworkers who work around the clock to keep the lights on.
Beginning this week and through the third week in August, FMEA and FMPA will ask social media followers to post positive comments on their Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts that will then be shared on their social media platforms the last week of August to recognize Florida’s public power lineworkers.
“Lineworkers are hometown heroes, and in honor of Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day, we wanted to involve our communities and their customers in this annual recognition,” said Amy Zubaly, FMEA Executive Director. “Not only do lineworkers spend their days doing routine maintenance on our electrical systems, but they are also standing by nights, during the weekend and on holidays to restore power when needed. We greatly appreciate what they do, and we wanted to share the appreciation of the people they serve through this campaign.”
Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day was created by the Florida House of Representatives in 2012 to show gratitude to the men and women who risk their lives daily to ensure reliable delivery of electricity throughout the state. It was designated in memory of Marc Moore, a lineworker for Lakeland Electric, who died while serving his community in 2002.
“Linework can be a dangerous job and is often done in challenging conditions. It is also a job that can take lineworkers away from their families and homes,” said Jacob Williams, FMPA General Manager and CEO. “We encourage all Florida public power customers to take part in this campaign to let the lineworkers know the impact they have had on their lives.”