FPL volunteers ‘pitch in’ to dress up Kendall club

FPL volunteers ‘pitch in’ to dress up Kendall club

Picnic tables get fresh painting at Kendall Boys and Girls Club.

“It looks beautiful,” declared Allison Dye, program director of the Kendall Boys and Girls Club the Monday after more than 100 Florida Power and Light employees completed a one-day paint-and-landscaping project on Friday, Mar. 7.

Family and friends of the power company joined the green tee-shirted crew to help spruce up both the exterior and interior building walls with a new, top-to-bottom paint job.

Floors got a power cleaning; ceilings were repaired; shelving was repainted, and outdoor areas trimmed, weeded, provided with mulch while outdoor facilities including picnic tables got fresh coats of paint.

Even a special reading nook for children was created to enhance programming at the area building that serves hundreds of youngsters with after-school and weekend programs at 9474 N. Kendall Dr.

The project was part of FPL’s sixth annual “Power To Care Week” when over 1,400 volunteers participate in one of 29 community activities including food banks, school and park projects throughout its 12-county service area.

“It’s a commitment to our customers who are also our neighbors,” said Pamela Rauch, vice president of Development and External affairs, among company executives who took part in area projects, including NextEra Energy chair and CEO Jim Robo and FPL president Eric Silagy.

FPL volunteers ‘pitch in’ to dress up Kendall clubLocated in the area known by many as “KLand,” the Kendall club is one of five units throughout Miami-Dade County that serve 10,000 boys and girls the year around with staffed educational, health, athletic and cultural activity programs. Major programs at the Kendall club include baseball, basketball, dance, cheerleading, tennis and football.

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