Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) partnered with United HomeCare to help homebound seniors in Miami-Dade County prepare with “hurricane meal kits.” The kits have a three-day supply of shelf-stable foods, because some seniors might not have access to food and water after a storm. Officials say these kits will help provide necessary meals until it’s safe to resume deliveries.
“At FPL, we prepare for hurricane season year-round and we encourage our customers to do the same. That’s why we partnered with United HomeCare to bring these hurricane kits to seniors so that they can also be prepared,” says Mariela Quintanilla from FPL.
FPL provided nearly 2,500 of these kits to more than 800 local seniors. The company says it’s crucial for everyone to be ready for storms. For tips on how you can prepare, visit FPL.com/storm.
WHAT: Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and United HomeCare in Miami-Dade are partnering to distribute 2,460 hurricane kits to 820 seniors in Miami-Dade County on June 23, 2023. With the start of what is anticipated to be another active storm season, this effort will help provide vital supplies to seniors in the communities FPL serves.
Volunteers from FPL and United HomeCare in Miami-Dade will help distribute them. The hurricane kits include three days of shelf-stable, nutritious food, water and snacks for seniors who may not be able to leave their homes or receive home-delivered meals after a storm.
WHEN: Friday, June 23, 2023
10 a.m. at Patterson Pavilion Senior Housing (address below)
11:30 a.m. at La Esperanza Senior Housing (address below)
WHERE: Patterson Pavilion Senior Housing, located at 1875 W. 44th Place, Hialeah, FL 33012.
La Esperanza Senior Housing, located at 1770 W. 44 Place, Hialeah, FL 33012.
- FPL and United HomeCare in Miami-Dade volunteers helping to distribute the meals to seniors, some of whom will be coming to pick them up on site and others who will have them delivered to their homes.
- Photos/video of hurricane meal kits and contents inside.
- Interview opportunities with FPL and United HomeCare in Miami-Dade representatives, volunteers and hurricane meal kits recipients.
WHY: FPL is committed to working with the communities we serve to help make them a better place to live, work and raise a family. Since 2016, the company has worked with local community nonprofits to deliver thousands of hurricane kits to help seniors prepare for storm season. For more information on how customers can prepare, including tips, checklists and more, they can visit FPL.com/storm.