Seminole Electric Cooperative Celebrates Employee Charitable Contributions in 2016
Tampa, FL—In 2016, Seminole employees have been a force for good in local communities, giving time, money, and materials to charitable organizations in the Putnam County, Hardee County, and Tampa areas.
Highlights of the year included employees at the Seminole Generating Station (“SGS”), the Midulla Generating Station (“MGS”), and Seminole’s Tampa Headquarters sending needed supplies to the Hardee Help Center and donating hundreds of diapers and wipes to benefit infants and mothers in Putnam County. Additionally, in an effort to support communities in both mind and body, Seminole awarded scholarships to worthy students in Hardee, Hillsborough, and Putnam Counties.
Lisa Johnson, Seminole’s General Manger and CEO, addressed the accomplishments: “At Seminole, we are dedicated to the value of being concerned for our communities. Throughout this year, generous donations across this organization have further confirmed the extent to which Seminole and all of its employees are willing to ‘walk-the-walk’ to support the communities in which our Cooperative operates and where we live.”
Charitable work at SGS, located in Palatka, also focused on efforts such as the March of Dimes, United Way, Relay for Life, and Homes for Our Troops. Outreach from the facility resulted in donations of almost $60,000 for these causes and organizations in 2016. Brenda Atkins, Director of Plant Operations at SGS, said: “I am so proud of the care that Seminole employees have demonstrated for the well-being of our neighbors in Putnam County.”
MGS, located in Hardee County, assisted surrounding communities with donations to the CASA Back to School Night, which collects backpacks and essential school supplies and gives them to children in need. Additionally, MGS employees championed the Rudolph Round-Up Holiday Toy Drive, collecting holiday donations for local children who have experienced abuse and neglect. James Woodall, Director of Plant Operations at MGS, noted: “we take our responsibilities to our communities seriously, and it’s an honor to work alongside all those who make it a priority to give back.”
At Seminole’s Tampa headquarters, employees contributed to the year-long “Jeans for a Cause Day” campaign and those funds were distributed to the United Way Suncoast, Suncoast Hospice, the Ronald McDonald House, the Fisher House, and the Animal Coalition of Tampa. Seminole’s headquarters also hosted regular blood drives at its facility.
2016 Seminole Charitable Contributions and Outreach Highlights
Midulla Generating Station, Hardee County
- Sponsorship of Hardee County Fair
- Donation to CASA’s Back to School Night
- Sponsorship of ad in Hardee County Jr. High Football Program
- Donation to Hardee County Sheriff’s Department Toy Drive
- Sponsorship of Wauchula Fall Festival
- Donation to Duette Community Center
- Donation to Rudolph Round-Up Toy Drive benefitting Heartland for Children
- Donations throughout the year to the United Way of Central Florida
Seminole Generating Station, Putnam County
- Participation in the Jenkins Middle School Career Fair
- Donations throughout the year to the March of Dimes, including a raffle event, silent auction, a brownie and cookie sale, Valentine’s Day fundraiser, a Bank Night, and the Walk for Babies event.
- Donations to the Relay for Life, including participation in a rib cook-off fundraiser, a cake auction, and the Relay for Life Walk.
- Donations throughout the year to the United Way of Putnam County
- Participation in the Flagler College Career Fair
- Donations for the Annual Charity Bike Ride for Homes for Our Troops
Seminole’s Tampa Headquarters
- “Jeans for a Cause Day” supported the Animal Coalition of Tampa, the Fisher House, the Ronald McDonald House, Suncoast Hospice, and the United Way Suncoast
- Participation in a volunteer dinner for Ronald McDonald House families
- Participation in a Habitat for Humanity house being built in Tampa
- Tampa Employee Activities Committee supported New Beginnings Youth Center and Hope Children’s Home through its annual holiday charity raffle
- Participation in regular blood drives.
- Scholarships awarded in Hardee, Hillsborough, and Putnam Counties
Based in Tampa, Florida, Seminole is one of the largest generation and transmission cooperatives in the country. Its mission is to provide reliable, competitively priced, wholesale electric power to its nine not-for-profit, consumer-owned distribution electric cooperatives. Seminole and its Members collectively serve 1.6 million individuals and businesses in 42 Florida counties.
Seminole Electric is an equal opportunity provider and employer.