CRESTVIEW — Gulf Power is recognizing two community service organizations: Concerned Citizens Outreach Workers and Royal Generation Development of Kings and Queens.
Since 1993, Concerned Citizens Outreach Workers has worked to provide hope for those living in need in Crestview. Every other week this group provides up to 100 hot meals for its clients both on-site and via delivery.
They also operate a clothing closet where they provide free clothes to clients, and each year they collect jackets for children within the community.
Other outreach efforts include sponsoring classrooms, the yearly Back-to-School Bash to collect school supplies, the Pastors and Community dinner and their annual Thanksgiving dinner.
Royal Generation Development of Kings and Queens is a nonprofit community youth program dedicated to harvesting, investing, developing and educating young men and women to be successful adults and empowering them to make a positive difference in their community.
The organization’s aim is to prepare participants to face the challenges of adulthood through committed mentoring and tutoring.
Through educational programs, community involvement and positive reinforcement, this organization forms a foundation for youths built on self-confidence and responsibility with a goal to propel them to reach their potential and become Kings and Queens within their community.
“These organizations change lives for the better, which ultimately changes our entire community for the better,” said Gulf Power Vice President of Customer Service and Sales Bentina Terry. “We continue to be proud to be able to celebrate groups like these who remind us how important it is to serve others.”
The company started the Power of Service awards in 2012 as a way to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service. It recognizes organizations dedicated to improving the lives of others.
Since the inception of the award program, 41 organizations in Northwest Florida have been recognized and awarded more than $102,000 in grants from Gulf Power.