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NextEra Energy supports American Red Cross with up to $200,000 donation in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
JUNO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc. today announced it is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey and the unprecedented flooding in Texas. In addition, the company will match employee contributions to the American Red Cross up to an additional $100,000. These funds will help provide immediate relief to those affected by this destructive storm, including NextEra Energy's nearly 800 employees who call Texas home.
"We are deeply saddened by the widespread destruction we are witnessing take place throughout Texas," said Jim Robo, chairman and CEO of NextEra Energy. "Nearly 800 of our employees are based in Texas, and Houston, in particular, is home to several of our energy-related businesses. By partnering with the American Red Cross, we are supporting the recovery effort and providing much-needed aid to our colleagues and their families, as well as the customers and the communities we serve which are being impacted by this seemingly unrelenting disaster. While our thoughts and prayers are with the State of Texas, I'm confident in the resilience that Texans are well-known for and confident they will weather this storm and come back stronger than ever."
In addition, NextEra Energy's principal subsidiary, Florida Power & Light Company, has offered its assistance to its partner utilities in Texas as they work to restore power to their customers.
Since 1999, NextEra Energy has had a significant and established presence in Texas, including Lone Star Transmission, LLC ("Lone Star"), a transmission service provider. NextEra Energy is a substantial contributor to the Texas economy, having invested $8.6 billion in transmission, power generation, gas pipelines and other operations in Texas. The company provides hundreds of jobs across the state and pays more than $350 million annually in payroll, property taxes and lease payments to landowners in Texas.
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