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01/17/2014 Contact: 850-413-6482

Florida PSC Encourages Public Service for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will join public utility commissions throughout the country in recognizing the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) holiday on Monday, January 20, as a national day of public service.

“We understand the importance of public service in recognizing Dr. King’s life and legacy,” said PSC Chairman Art Graham.  “The Florida PSC, with utility commissions nationwide, is helping the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ (NARUC) mark the sixth anniversary of its ‘Anybody Can Serve, So Let’s Conserve’ campaign commemorating Dr. King’s spirit of public service.”

As part of the “Anybody Can Serve” campaign, the Florida PSC has volunteered at local Habitat for Humanity builds to provide energy efficient homes for low-income families, helping them save money on utility bills.  Florida Commissioners also participate in an “Anybody Can Serve” public service project at each NARUC meeting.

Last November at its Annual Meeting, NARUC members assembled more than 500 packages containing everyday essentials such as toothpaste, soap, shampoo, and razors for those in need living in the Orlando area. The items were provided by Clean the World, an organization that works with the hospitality industry to distribute hygiene products discarded from hotels to those less fortunate. 

Chairman Graham added, “On this year’s MLK day, I encourage you—with your family, friends, and neighbors—to discuss ways to give back to your community, then follow through on your ideas!”

NARUC has asked its members to continue pursuing public service projects, such as volunteer days at local Habitat for Humanity build sites.  The Florida PSC, committed to this important initiative, plans to participate in future public service days.    

For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.

Follow the PSC on Twitter, @floridapsc.



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