Project HOPE Receives $100,000 from NextEra Energy to Support America’s Frontline Health Workers
BETHESDA, MD (April 22, 2020)
– Project HOPE, a global nonprofit dedicated to solving the world’s greatest public health challenges, is pleased to announce that NextEra Energy, Inc., is donating $100,000 to help procure and deliver personal protective equipment (PPE) and other critical supplies to America’s healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic across the country. The gift is part of a partnership with Project HOPE and Business Roundtable, of which NextEra Energy Chairman and CEO Jim Robo is a member.
“Our frontline health workers continue to need protective gear and other support, particularly as we face a potential resurgence in COVID-19 cases,” said Project HOPE President and CEO Rabih Torbay. “This support from NextEra Energy will help us deliver additional supplies to the brave women and men treating patients and fighting to contain the virus.”
“NextEra Energy and our more than 15,000 employees across the country continue to support our communities and stand by those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Robo. “Our brave healthcare professionals need supplies and equipment to safely treat patients and help stop the spread of the virus. We proudly join Project HOPE in their mission to help save lives.”
Together with the leadership of chief executive officers of America’s leading companies, Project HOPE is rapidly mobilizing protective gear and other vital equipment from manufacturers worldwide and delivering these lifesaving supplies to America’s nurses, doctors, and others working to treat patients and stop the spread of COVID-19. To date, thanks to donations like the one NextEra Energy is making through its foundation, Project HOPE has been able to procure 1.5 million surgical masks, 880,000 surgical gowns and 3 million gloves from manufactures worldwide. Once manufacturing is complete, these critically needed supplies will be allocated to health facilities in coordination with Healthcare Ready, which is already working in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help allocate protective gear donations nationwide.
About Project HOPE
Project HOPE operates around the world wherever the need is greatest, working side-by-side with local health workers and addressing the greatest public health challenges to enable people to live their best lives. We respond to disasters and health crises, staying on in communities after the emergency subsides to help find durable solutions to epidemics and any other neglected health needs. For more information on Project HOPE and its response to the coronavirus outbreak, visit www.projecthope.org and follow @projecthopeorg.
NextEra Energy, Inc.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida. NextEra Energy owns two electric companies in Florida: Florida Power & Light Company, which serves more than five million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States; and Gulf Power Company, which serves more than 470,000 customers in eight counties throughout northwest Florida. NextEra Energy also owns a competitive energy business, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery storage. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. A Fortune 200 company and included in the S&P 100 index, NextEra Energy has been recognized often by third parties for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity. NextEra Energy is ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry on Fortune’s 2020 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” and ranked among the top 25 on Fortune’s 2018 list of companies that “Change the World.” For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.GulfPower.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com. For further information: NextEra Energy, Inc., Media Line: 561-694-4442