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For Immediate Release:
April 17, 2012

Media Contact:
Trenae Floyd
trenae@miamidade.gov
305-375-5694



District 1 Day of Service forges ahead despite torrential rain


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

Commissioner Jordan, right, is joined by Barbara Hagan and Marilyn Hodgkins of the Country Club of Miami area. The two residents helped organize the wall painting and tree planting event.
Commissioner Jordan, right, is joined by Barbara Hagan and Marilyn Hodgkins of the Country Club of Miami area. The two residents helped organize the wall painting and tree planting event.

A torrential downpour accompanied by strong winds couldn't deter Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan from her ongoing District 1 Day of Service on Saturday, April 14. With shovels in hand, Commissioner Jordan led a team of volunteers as they planted trees in the Country Club of Miami vicinity. The tree planting event was a part of a beautification project to enhance the aesthetics of a well-traveled area located at NW 186 Street and W. Oakmont Drive.

Commissioner Jordan braves the rain to plant trees during a beautification project in the Country Club area.
Commissioner Jordan braves the rain to plant trees during a beautification project in the Country Club area.

Members of the Greater Miami Service Corps play a role in the tree planting effort.
Members of the Greater Miami Service Corps play a role in the tree planting effort.

"Our original goal was to paint the wall and plant trees," said Commissioner Jordan. "However, Mother Nature had other plans. When the weather clears, we will return to complete the painting of the wall."

According to Commissioner Jordan, neighbors in the area brought the condition of the wall to her attention during her Meet and Greet session, which was held earlier this year. They sought the permission of the wall's owner and received donations for the project. Contributions to the wall painting and tree planting were made possible by Citizens for a Better South Florida, Costco, Greater Miami Service Corps, Home Depot, Sedanos, and Dr. Raul Villa.

"Projects such as this are possible when the entire community shares ownership," said Commissioner Jordan. "I look forward to working with the new residents of District 1 on many future projects."


 

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COMMISSIONER BARBARA J. JORDAN DISTRICT 1
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 220 Miami, Florida 33128
(305) 375-5694