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FPL volunteers spruce up local Boys & Girls Club

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Posted at 2:06 PM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 17:01:53-05

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla.-- The company that normally brightens homes is brightening the lives of kids in Palm Beach County.

50 volunteers with Florida Power and Light rolled up their sleeves to pick up trash, work the garden and clean the gym and learning rooms and paint colorful inspirational signs at Marjorie S. Fisher Boys & Girls Club.

Volunteers even worked on a couple of murals on the site.

The Marjorie S. Fisher Boys & Girls Club helps up to 300 under-served kids every single day. The children work on homework, sports and other activities toward a brighter future.

“It’s really part of our corporate culture to be giving back," FPL Director of Public and Community Engagement Thomas Bean said.

“Those that we work with….those that are struggling and just need a little help. It’s really important that we really chip in. Not one person can do it alone," Bean said.

Today's project was made possible through a partnership with the United Way.

The event is the first of 34 community service projects FPL will be doing this year across Florida and the south.