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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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Arbor Day Foundation and Publix Partner to Protect the Natural Waters of Florida

Publix plants 125,000 trees in 2020 to protect and restore critical waterways
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LINCOLN, Neb., April 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – In early 2020, the Arbor Day Foundation and Publix partnered to plant 125,000 trees in Florida’s Withlacoochee State Forest and Little Orange Creek, helping to restore impaired waterways and critical wildlife habitats. These efforts are the continuation of a four-year partnership between Publix and the Arbor Day Foundation. Since 2016, Publix has generously supported the planting of more than 480,000 trees encompassing 710 acres of land in collaboration with the Foundation.

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

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