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Wells Fargo Donates $300,000 to Greater Orlando for Revitalization Efforts

NeighborhoodLIFT® program awards local initiative grants to four nonprofits, three grants to support the Parramore community
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ORLANDO, Fla., September 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced $300,000 in donations to four local nonprofits that will help revitalize Orlando neighborhoods through the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT® program. Three of the grants will focus on strengthening the Parramore neighborhood, and the fourth grant will support affordable housing initiatives in Kissimmee.

Duke Energy Foundation Provides More Than $500,000 in Grants to Support Community Resiliency in Florida

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  • Projects to strengthen communities by addressing economic and quality of life issues, as well as storm preparation

  • Includes Victories for Veterans program, a unique partnership with the Tampa Bay Rays and City of Mexico Beach Restoration Project

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  • Projects to strengthen communities by addressing economic and quality of life issues, as well as storm preparation

  • Includes Victories for Veterans program, a unique partnership with the Tampa Bay Rays and City of Mexico Beach Restoration Project

Emerging Neighborhood In Downtown Tampa Is Raising The Bar For Health, Wellness

By Brenda Richardson
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Like a flower pushing up through concrete, a unique neighborhood is blossoming in Tampa. Water Street Tampa is undergoing development from the ground up on more than 50 acres in downtown Tampa along the waterfront. The developer, Tampa-based Strategic Property Partners (SPP), is putting health and well-being at the forefront of the transformation with innovative urban planning that provides a blueprint for what a city can be.

Duke Energy Florida to Build Its Largest Battery Storage Projects Yet

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22 megawatts of electricity storage to enhance Florida’s smart grid

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22 megawatts of electricity storage to enhance Florida’s smart grid

Encouraging the Not-So-Secret Life of Bees

Plants – and humans – need pollinators to survive. Here’s how Floridians are creating corridors for them
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As students grow milkweed, sunflowers, asters, parsley and other native plants at six schools in Florida, the gardens will help more than the pollinators that depend on the plants for survival.

Without bees, butterflies and other insects, humans won’t survive either. It’s a lesson teachers hope students in Volusia County take with them for life.

“We have to keep pollinators alive or we won’t live,” said Louise Chapman, environmental/STEM resource teacher. “Having pollinator corridors in protected areas will be wonderful.”

Opening Doors Through a Mother’s Heart

From despair to hope, Iris Peralta found a new door opened, her life changed, and a new joy in being a mother, with help from a Florida program supported by Wells Fargo.
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With motors and machine tools surrounding her, Iris Peralta smiles as she wields a welding gun at her workstation. Her work on the factory floor is to create new specialty parts for high-end sports cars.

She dons her protective helmet, positions the welding wand, and works the sweet science of machining she has come to love. With steady precision, she shapes the metal parts that will help the cars run like a top.

For Small Businesses, Doing Good Is Part of the Job

Duke Energy recognizes small businesses that make giving back to the community part of their mission
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Small businesses are a powerful economic engine and a catalyst for good in their communities. During National Small Business Week (May 5-11), Duke Energy is spotlighting small businesses in its service area that are dedicated to giving back.

May is Duke Energy In Action month, when the company emphasizes community service and encourages employees to volunteer in their communities. During small business week, Duke Energy employees are volunteering side by side with employees from the small businesses.

How One Redfish Can Make a Difference in Florida

Duke Energy teams with nonprofit to replenish redfish after red tide devastates Gulf of Mexico
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Eleven-year-old Genesis Garrett has been fishing for redfish in the Gulf of Mexico since she was a toddler, but on this day, instead of taking fish from the water, she put one in. Genesis and her dad, Zachary Garrett, joined Duke Energy and Coastal Conservation Association Florida at Brasher Park in Port Richey, Florida, to release 25 adult and 2,000 juvenile redfish.

Genesis smiled as she shuffled a release bag and a 2-foot-long redfish into the Gulf.

Lockheed Martin and Lake Nona Students Partnered on Top-Secret Project

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ORLANDO, Fla., April 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Lockheed Martin and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital curriculum resources, digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, surprised students today at Lake Nona High School with a top-secret STEM mission creating a prototype aircraft that could serve in a humanitarian aid mission.

Lockheed Martin engineers were on hand to help students complete the challenge. Orange County Schools Superintendent Barbara Jenkins also attended the event.

Partners in Purpose: Duke Energy Solar Plants Will Remove 1 Billion Pounds of CO2 Per Year

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Duke Energy recently announced locations for three new universal solar plants in the state of Florida. The plants are expected to eliminate 1 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions each year beginning in early 2020.

Duke Energy plans to add a total of 700 MW of solar power throughout Florida by 2022.

3BL Media is proud to be Duke Energy's partner in purpose.

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