Utility Honored by Veterans Group

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 25, 2014 – Kissimmee Utility Authority has received the prestigious “Spirit Award” from the Osceola County Veterans Council for its ongoing support of local military veterans.

Presented annually, the award honors an individual or business that demonstrates a sustained commitment to the veterans’ community to ensure that veterans of all generations receive the care and recognition they have earned.

“Recognizing those who have fought and died to preserve our freedoms is a long-time tradition within our organization,” said Jim Welsh, KUA president and general manager. “We are constantly seeking ways to extend our gratitude to veterans and their families.”

Highlights of the utility’s involvement include annual sponsorship of Osceola County’s Veterans Day parade, funding of a Thanksgiving dinner for homeless veterans and donation of a large portable barbecue grill to serve the Orlando VA Medical Center.

KUA is approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs as an on-the-job training facility for veterans.

Founded in 1901, KUA (
www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility powering 64,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-9836