Contact: Joseph Ellick
(Black PR Wire) Year after year since 1989, the 100 Black Men of South Florida (BMSF) has been assisting thousands of hungry families throughout South Florida to celebrate Thanksgiving by providing turkeys and other essentials needed to have a traditional meal.
This past weekend at Publix Supermarket in Miami Shores, the 100 BMSF partnered with Florida Power & Light (FPL), UPS, Publix and various local volunteer groups to assemble boxes filled with stocked food products and turkeys. With everyone’s effort and hard work, over 1,600 packages were delivered to families throughout both Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
“This experience is a wonderful thing. Not only for the families who receive help, but for everyone involved in the process. It gives us a sense of satisfaction and a platform to reach out to people to continue this effort for years to come,” said Reggie Leon, operation supervisor for UPS and Board member for the 100 BMSF.
Each holiday season, the Thanksgiving Food Drive brings different groups together to embody the spirit of community and show how people can come together and give for a great cause.
“Joining this initiative was really important for us. We value the opportunity to impact lives of families in the community any way we can and partnering with the 100 BMSF was our way of lending our helping hand,” said Richard Gibbs of FPL.
Thanks to this Food Drive, many families in South Florida who did not have plans for the holidays will now have Thanksgiving meals. And it’s because of the partnerships created by the 100 Black Men of South Florida.
The 100 Black Men of South Florida, Inc. seeks to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create an environment where our children are motivated to achieve and to empower our people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities it serves.
Florida Power & Light Company is the third-largest electric utility in the United States, serving approximately 4.9 million customer accounts or an estimated 10 million people across nearly half of the state of Florida. A leading Florida employer with approximately 8,900 employees, FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a clean energy company widely recognized for its efforts in sustainability, ethics and diversity, and has been ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune's 2017 list of "World's Most Admired Companies." NextEra Energy is also the parent company of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun.
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United Parcel Service (UPS) is a multinational package delivery and supply chain management company. Along with the central package delivery operation, UPS has many divisions and subsidiaries, including its cargo airline (UPS Airlines), freight-based trucking operation (UPS Freight) and retail-based packing and shipping centers (The UPS Store).
The mission at Publix is to be the premier quality food retailer in the world. To that end, the company is committed to being passionately focused on customer value; intolerant of waste; dedicated to the dignity, value and employment security of its associates; devoted to the highest standards of stewardship for its stockholders; and involved as responsible citizens in its communities.
For more information on the Thanksgiving Food Drive, contact Sonshine Communications at 305-948-8063.
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