United Way is committed to ensuring that our community has access to basic everyday needs, especially households that may be in crisis. To further help families in need, United Way has partnered with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to qualify more of its customers for assistance through its FPL Care To Share ® program, which helps keep the lights on for customers experiencing a temporary financial emergency or personal crisis.
FPL recently adopted United Way’s ALICE assistance guidelines, which refers to those in our communities who are asset limited, income constrained and employed. It represents those among us who are working but are living paycheck to paycheck due to childcare costs, transportation challenges, high cost of living and more. Based on the new qualification guidelines, FPL estimates an additional 1.1 million households will be eligible for the program.
FPL also makes it easy for customers to donate through their monthly FPL bill. There are two new ways to contribute: through either a monthly fixed amount or a monthly round-up to the nearest dollar amount. Customers may continue making one-time contributions. For customers interested in donating to Care To Share, visit FPL.com/Caretoshare.
Since 1994, Care To Share, which is funded by shareholders, employees and customers, has raised more than $26 million to assist nearly 100,000 Florida families in need. For customers experiencing hardship, FPL has resources available at FPL.com/Help, or United Way can connect customers with resources available from federal, state and local authorities.