FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Lee County non-profit organization is getting some much needed help when it comes to cutting costs and saving money. But Community Cooperative Ministries isn't pocketing a dime. Every penny saved is a penny spent on those who need it most.
CCMI has Florida Power & Light to thank for helping trim up to an estimated $3,000 from its annual energy bills. Every year, FPL gives a complete energy makeover to a handful of non-profits in Florida. CCMI was one of this year's lucky recipients.
From new, reflective film on the organization's windows that block heat, to brand new energy-saving light bulbs, CCMI says the money it saves on energy will be redirected back into its central mission of feeding Lee County's hungry.
"We'll be able to take this money and translate it into spades for how we're going to be able to support our community," says CCMI's Tracey Galloway. "This is over the top incredible for us."