Gulf Power Foundation donates $125,000 to United Way of Northwest Florida for COVID-19 emergency assistance

The Gulf Power Foundation has donated $125,000 to the United Way of Northwest Florida. (MGN)

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Gulf Power Foundation has donated $125,000 to the United Way of Northwest Florida to help members of our communities impacted by COVID-19.

“We are excited by the initiative that Gulf Power has taken to advocate on behalf of their local non-profit communities by reaching out to their partners and vendors and encouraging them to contribute to this COVID-19 relief effort,” said Bryan Taylor, President, United Way of Northwest Florida. “With so much uncertainty in our lives right now, it is truly a blessing to be able to be certain that Gulf Power is always going to step up and do the very best they can to support our local non-profit community.”

The money will be used to help with services needed because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The assistance will focus support for families, social service providers, senior services, helping people with disabilities.

"As with their immediate charitable response to Hurricane Michael, Gulf Power continues to be quick to lend support to its non-profit community,” said Darren Haiman, owner of Nation’s Real Estate and chairman of the Board of Directors of United Way of Northwest Florida. “We are very grateful for their generous stewardship."

Gulf Power is committing $500,000 to United Way organizations across Northwest Florida including the United Way Emerald Coast.

Gulf Power is also suspending disconnections and providing payment extensions for customers experiencing hardship.

For customers needing help as a result of COVID-19, Gulf Power has resources available.

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