FMPA Brightens the Holidays for Central Florida Children
ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 22, 2008 – Employees of the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) delivered four car-loads of gifts last week to grant the holiday wishes of 75 children from the Children’s Home Society of Florida. Employees donated toys, electronics, bikes, clothes and shoes as part of the Agency’s 10th Annual Holiday Gift Drive.
“It’s impressive to see that even in today’s economy, FMPA’s employees made holiday giving a priority,” said Interim General Manger Nicholas Guarriello. “They are a giving group. With 61 full-time employees, we surpassed our goal of each staff member sponsoring at least one child.”
The Children’s Home Society of Florida is an organization that protects children at risk and strengthens families. All gifts donated will remain in the Central Florida community.
The holiday season is not the only time FMPA’s employees support charitable organizations. FMPA employees organize frequent fundraising events throughout the year to raise money for worthy causes. This year, employees raised nearly $16,000 for three local charities, including Heart of Florida United Way, The Russell Home for Atypical Children and Children’s Home Society.
“Because FMPA is a wholesale electricity supplier for community-owned utilities and a nonprofit organization, itself, FMPA’s sole purpose is to provide an essential utility service that makes communities better places to live and work,” Guarriello said. “A generous, giving spirit is part of FMPA’s culture to positively impact communities.”
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Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) is a wholesale power company owned by 30 municipal electric utilities. FMPA provides economies of scale in power generation and related services to support community-owned electric utilities. The members of FMPA serve approximately 2 million Floridians. FMPA’s members include Alachua, Bartow, Blountstown, Bushnell, Chattahoochee, Clewiston, Fort Meade, Fort Pierce, Gainesville, Green Cove Springs, Havana, Homestead, Jacksonville Beach, Key West, Kissimmee, Lake Worth, Lakeland, Leesburg, Moore Haven, Mount Dora, New Smyrna Beach, Newberry, Ocala, Orlando, Quincy, St. Cloud, Starke, Vero Beach, Wauchula and Williston. Additional information is available on the Internet at www.fmpa.com.