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OUC, Orlando City SC and Orlando Pride Partner for Earth Month Volunteer Project

Apr 14, 2023

Volunteers to build edible community garden for local homeless shelter

WHAT:  On Saturday, April 15, employees from OUC – The Reliable One -, Orlando City SC and the Orlando Pride will gather at the Orlando Union Rescue Mission to build a 35-bed community garden in honor of Earth Month. Volunteers will rake, mulch and plant the garden that will be used and harvested by the shelter kitchen to feed the residents.

Located in OUC’s Empowerment Zone, the Orlando Union Rescue Mission is one of Central Florida’s oldest and largest homeless service providers – providing residents with immediate needs including food, clothing and shelter. Like OUC, they are celebrating a monumental anniversary in 2023 with 75 years of service to the Orlando community. OUC's partnership will extend beyond a volunteer project. As an OUC Customer, the Orlando Union Rescue Mission’s six facilities will be audited for future water and energy efficiency upgrades.

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 15, 2023

WHERE: Orlando Union Rescue Mission – Project Hope, 3300 W. Colonial Drive., Orlando, Fla. 32808


  • Clint Bullock, OUC General Manager & CEO (available for interview post-event)
  • Kaia Forget, Sr. Director of Community and Social Impact (available for interview during the event)
  • Visual of 50v volunteers raking, mulching and planting 35-bed community garden

CONTACT: For questions or interviews, contact

About OUC—The Reliable One

In June 2023, OUC—The Reliable One celebrates 100 years of providing exceptional value to its customers and community through the delivery of sustainable and reliable services and solutions. The utility provides electric, water, chilled water, lighting and solar services to more than 400,000 accounts in Orlando, St. Cloud and parts of unincorporated Orange and Osceola counties. As OUC prepares for the next century, it remains committed to its goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 while supporting its community with conservation, sustainability and energy efficiency resources. Visit to learn more.