Utility Makes Life Brighter for Survivors of Domestic Violence
FMPA supports Help Now of Osceola, Fla., through United Way’s Days of Caring
ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 1, 2012 – Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) employees helped improve the shelter and outreach center of Help Now of Osceola, a domestic violence shelter and advocacy center in Osceola County, Fla. The project was completed Sept. 28 as part of the Heart of Florida United Way’s Days of Caring, Central Florida’s largest community-wide volunteer event.
“The experience of serving our neighbors nurtures the culture of community service on which our organization was founded,” said FMPA General Manager and CEO Nicholas P. Guarriello.
This is FMPA’s fourth year partnering with Help Now of Osceola. FMPA’s projects this year included painting and drywall repairs at the shelter, organizing and decorating the outreach center, and conducting a supply drive. Employees donated a variety of household supplies to help families recovering from domestic violence.
“We’re proud to be able to lend a helping hand to an organization that brings hope and empowerment to families in need,” said Guarriello.
FMPA employees helped improve Help Now of Osceola’s domestic violence shelter and advocacy center on Sept. 28, 2012, as part of Heart of Florida United Way’s Days of Caring.
FMPA employees repaired damaged drywall in Help Now of Osceola’s domestic violence shelter.
Help Now of Osceola’s shelter received a fresh coat of paint from FMPA volunteers.
Help Now of Osceola’s Outreach Services center will now welcome visiting children with a colorful mural designed and painted by FMPA employees.
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Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) is a wholesale power company owned by 31 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 two million Floridians.