Feed the Fight to Receive Up to $45,000 From NextEra Energy to Help Deliver 4,500 Meals for Frontline COVID-19 Workers
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Washington, D.C., (April 23, 2020) – Feed the Fight, a locally organized, community-based effort supporting local restaurants, healthcare workers and first responders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis, is pleased to announce that NextEra Energy, Inc., is gifting the organization up to $45,000 in donations and matching to help fulfill its mission. With the help of local restaurant partners, Feed the Fight has purchased over 14,800 meals for those on the frontlines of the healthcare crisis in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) region.
“This incredibly generous donation and matching gift program by NextEra Energy will go a long way in uplifting local restaurants who will benefit from an additional 4,500 meals purchased. NextEra’s contribution to Feed the Fight will help provide local restaurant owners with the ability to retain as many employees as possible and recognize essential workers for their commitment to caring for, supporting and protecting the Washington, D.C. region during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Elena Tompkins, founder of Feed the Fight.
NextEra Energy will generously donate $30,000 and make an additional gift up to $15,000 in matching for contributions that Feed the Fight receives starting at 8 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, April 24. This will help the organization deliver an additional 4,500 meals during the next week.
“NextEra Energy stands with those on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Phil Musser, vice president of federal government affairs for NextEra Energy. “Our 15,000 employees across America continue to deliver renewable energy to 37 states, and remain deeply committed to the communities we serve. Here in the nation’s capital, we join Feed the Fight in their mission to provide much-needed financial support for small business owners and help deliver fresh, locally-sourced meals to healthcare workers and first responders who are selflessly caring for those affected by the pandemic.”
The funds NextEra Energy is donating to Feed the Fight are part of more than $4 million of COVID-19 emergency assistance from the NextEra Energy family of companies and their employees for partner organizations on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis across the country.
To make a donation and help double it with NextEra Energy’s matching gift, go to FeedTheFight.org starting at 8 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, April 24. To learn more about Feed the Fight, follow us on Facebook @FeedtheFightDC and Instagram @FeedtheFightDC.
About Feed the Fight
Feed the Fight crowdsources individual donations to fund food delivery from local restaurants and their staff to nearby healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Feed the Fight operates as a partner fund of the Greater Washington Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
NextEra Energy, Inc.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida. NextEra Energy owns two electric companies in Florida: Florida Power & Light Company, which serves more than five million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States; and Gulf Power Company, which serves more than 470,000 customers in eight counties throughout northwest Florida. NextEra Energy also owns a competitive energy business, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery storage. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. A Fortune 200 company and included in the S&P 100 index, NextEra Energy has been recognized often by third parties for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity. NextEra Energy is ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry on Fortune’s 2020 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” and ranked among the top 25 on Fortune’s 2018 list of companies that “Change the World.” For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.GulfPower.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.
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