The How Far Foundation, Inc., on December 22, received a donation of $1,400.00 from the employees of Lakeland Electric. The directed donation, for Crimson Academy, was presented to Philip Haynes, project architect and financier. The donation will be allocated for final construction costs and for the purchase of textbooks.
Crimson Academy will provide an elementary education to marginalized Batwa Pygmy children at Gihara, Rwanda. To date, over two hundred children have been enrolled for the 2011 school year. Classes will begin on January 17, 2011.
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Lakeland Electric provides power to the Polk County, Florida area. Lakeland Electric is proud to be one of 64 of the nation's more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn Reliable Public Power Provider designation in 2009. RP3 is recognition from American Public Power Association for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. The Reliable Public Power Provider recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, training, and system improvement.