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Big needs in the community demand a big commitment to charity – and Big Bend Power Station supplies it

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Not so long ago, the winds from Hurricane Irma were strong enough to send a well-hit golf ball flying from Tampa Bay right into Georgia. But throughout the storm, Big Bend Power Station stayed safe and reliable, generating power the … Continue reading

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Starting a new school year in a new home: Women build something bigger than the sum of its parts for a family in need

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There’s no place like a Habitat for Humanity home – and the women who helped build one recently can tell you some things about the construction materials they brought to the effort: camaraderie, a drive to help the community and … Continue reading

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“Best school in the universe” meets TECO volunteers with out-of-this-world community commitment

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If the end of the school year is enough to send students’ spirits soaring, TECO volunteers at Metropolitan Ministries’ Patricia Sullivan Partnership School did their part to boost the excitement level into the stratosphere on May 25. And while summer … Continue reading

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Good dogs! Making it seem easy to provide comfort in the community (no treats needed)

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Ask TECO’s Kathleen Waligore if old dogs can learn new tricks and she’ll tell you about a pair of eight-year-old Shih Tzu mixes that over the course of six months went from not-housebroken to experts at providing comfort and healing. Waligore, … Continue reading

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TECO volunteers pour their time and energy again into Paint Your Heart Out, Tampa!

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Sure, Tampa’s coat weather (that day or two each “winter”) is over – unless you’re talking about new coats of paint for the homes of families in need, applied by TECO volunteers. After that, something amazing happens: smiles spontaneously appear … Continue reading

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