As communities around the world grapple with the lasting economic and health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, community support organizations like United Way are in need more than ever. United Way Emerald Coast is honored to be the recipient of a $125,000 donation from the Gulf Power Foundation to help members of our communities impacted by COVID-19. “Their generous gift will support many hard-working households who might otherwise be unable to meet their basic needs because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said United Way Emerald Coast CEO Kelly Jasen.
The money will be used to address increased demand for services as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and will focus on human services such as support for families to include: Preschool and after-school programs, food programs for children, childcare services; social service providers; senior services; and people with disabilities.
Gulf Power is committing $500,000 to United Way organizations across Northwest Florida to help members of the communities impacted by COVID-19. The emergency assistance is part of a larger $1.5 million commitment from NextEra Energy, the world leader in wind and solar energy, and its family of companies.
For customers experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19, Gulf Power has resources available at www.GulfPower.com/Help, or we can connect customers with resources available from federal, state and local authorities. To further assist customers, Gulf Power is also suspending disconnections and providing payment extensions for customers in a hardship situation.