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12/26/2017 Contact: 850-413-6482

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Named PSC Helping Hand

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) is recognizing the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as December’s Helping Hand for helping raise public awareness about the Lifeline Assistance telephone and broadband discount program, energy and water conservation, and scams affecting consumers.

“The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services offer state-wide educational Consumer Protection Fairs that support our outreach strategies to assist consumers,” said PSC Chairman Julie Brown. “We appreciate DACS for including us in community events since it allows us to broaden our reach by sharing PSC information with a wider audience.”

Each month, the PSC highlights a partner agency or organization whose clients are eligible for the Federal Lifeline Program and/or need help reducing energy and water bills. Through these PSC Helping Hand partnerships, the Commission shares vital information to help consumers better manage their resources to meet their monthly bills and avoid falling for utility-related scams.

“We appreciate the PSC honoring us with this award. Those that attend our Consumer Protection Fairs really enjoy the PSC presentations and information,” said Alexander Warmka, Research and Training Specialist, with DACS’ Division of Consumer Services.  “Our community programs include elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged persons who need assistance to maintain their independence and quality of life.  PSC information supports our efforts to connect consumers to the vital community services they need.”

Look for all the PSC Helping Hand outreach partner recognitions on the PSC’s homepage, under Hot Topics.

About the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services supports and promotes Florida agriculture, protects the environment, safeguards consumers, and ensures the safety and wholesomeness of food.  Their programs are so varied and extensive, they touch the life of just about every Floridian. For more information, call 1-800-HELP-FLA or 1-800-435-7352.

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