FPL Project Share’s updated guidelines allow more customers in Northwest Florida to get bill assistance through The Salvation Army
Pensacola, Fla. (March 3, 2022) – The Salvation Army is dedicated to making sure that our community has access to basic everyday needs, especially households that may be in crisis. To further help families in need, The Salvation Army has partnered with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to qualify more of its customers for assistance through its FPL Project 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 includes those in our communities who are asset limited, income constrained and employed. It represents neighbors who are working but living paycheck to paycheck due to childcare costs, transportation challenges, high cost of living and more.
“One setback should not define a family’s future,” said Maria Matheus, divisional communications director for The Salvation Army. “The updated guidelines help families bridge adverse situations and make it possible for children to thrive during difficult circumstances.”
“We are committed to helping our customers who are in hardship get back on their feet,” said FPL Vice President of Customer Service Christopher Chapel. “Each year, with the assistance of great partners like Salvation Army, our Project Share program helps many families by providing emergency bill payment assistance to eligible customers. By expanding the program’s eligibility to include ALICE households, we are optimistic that we can continue to reach more people in the community.”
For customers experiencing hardship, FPL has resources available at FPL.com/Help, or The Salvation Army can connect customers with resources available from federal, state and local authorities.
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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyflorida.org/
Divisional Communications Director