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Duke Energy Awards $200,000 in Grants to Support Economic Development in Florida

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  • Company invests in 14 Florida-based organizations to strengthen economic development and recruitment programs in state.

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  • Company invests in 14 Florida-based organizations to strengthen economic development and recruitment programs in state.

Duke Energy Florida Awards $250,000 to Organizations That Empower Students, Educators, Families During Season of Giving

Summary: 
  • Grants fund initiatives focused on education, other community assistance programs.

  • 20 Florida-based organizations to receive awards.

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  • Grants fund initiatives focused on education, other community assistance programs.

  • 20 Florida-based organizations to receive awards.

Pinellas County Vulnerability Assessment

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WSP USA is assisting in advancing an assessment of long-term vulnerabilities and development of climate adaptation strategies in response to future tidal flooding and storm surge for all of Pinellas County, Florida.

Identifying long-term investments

Publix Commits $2 Million to Everglades Restoration Supporting Florida Freshwater Conservation

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LAKELAND, Fla., April 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ — In continuation of its commitment to water stewardship, Publix is contributing $2 million to remove invasive trees and plants in 1,000 acres of wetland in the Florida Everglades. These trees and plants use more than their share of water, interrupting Florida’s natural water system. The company is funding projects at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and the saline glades in Everglades National Park that will restore the health of these habitats and return an estimated 174 million gallons of water per year to the local environment. 

Keep Lee County Beautiful Aids in Mangrove Restoration

Keep America Beautiful Affiliate in Florida Joins Volunteers to Plant New Mangroves
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Following a maintenance error that resulted in the unpermitted removal of local mangroves, a Florida municipality partnered with Keep Lee County Beautiful (KLCB) to restore the affected area. One year ago, the municipality’s staff was approved to remove mangroves that were impeding a local waterway but unfortunately went beyond the permitted section resulting in a mandate to restore the area.

Duke Energy Employees Choose $1 Million in Grants for Social Justice

Phyllis Young nominated this Florida clinic from her childhood neighborhood, one of 80 to receive a grant
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Phyllis Young has volunteered for countless community events, nonprofit boards and fundraisers, but being able to help Willa Carson Health and Wellness Center in Clearwater, Fla., this year means more.

Facing Layoffs and Uncertainty, Floridians Reach Out for Help

Duke Energy donates $1 million to COVID-19 relief in Florida to help pay housing and utility costs
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Like many service organizations, the Heart of Florida United Way has been flooded with an increase in requests for help during the pandemic.

At times their call volumes reached four times the average, said Ashley Blasewitz, SVP of donor and volunteer experiences, as many as 3,000 calls for help in a day.

“Each,” she said, “is a person who is stressed out, anxious, tense and trying to figure out what they’re going to do.”

Fifth Third Commits $25,000 to Address Effects of COVID-19 in Northeast Florida

Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund receives funds to support immediate needs
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JACKSONVILLE – The Fifth Third Foundation today announced a $25,000 philanthropic commitment to help address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Northeast Florida. The funds from the Fifth Third Foundation are pledged to The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida and directed to Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund to help meet the immediate needs of individuals in the community.

Wells Fargo Announces Florida CRA Rating of ‘Outstanding’

Performance Exam shows high marks in Lending, Investment, Service in low- and moderate-income communities
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MIAMI, May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company today announced that its most recent Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rating for Florida is “Outstanding.” Wells Fargo also received a national rating of “Outstanding” from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) as a result of the company’s strong performance on the exam’s components and the company’s proven commitment to serving low- to moderate-income communities. The bank’s strong performance on the exam’s components reflected positive results in Florida and other markets the bank serves.

UPS Flight Forward, CVS to Launch Residential Drone Delivery Service in Florida Retirement Community to Assist in Coronavirus Response

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UPS (NYSE:UPS) and CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS.N) today said UPS subsidiary UPS Flight Forward will use drones to deliver prescription medicines from a CVS pharmacy to The Villages, Florida for the largest U.S. retirement community, home to more than 135,000 residents. The service will use Matternet’s M2 drone system.

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