Chairman Jean Monestime to hold press conference to announce details on the South Florida Haiti Relief Group
Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. at District 2 Commission Office in North Miami
MIAMI-DADE – Hurricane Matthew made landfall on Haiti’s southwestern peninsula and the northwestern coast, wreaking havoc on the lives of millions. In response to the outpouring of support and solidarity and to provide coordinated and transparent relief efforts to Haiti, South Florida elected and civic leaders created a group throughout South Florida led by Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime.
Some of the group members are Congresswoman Frederica Wilson; State Representative Daphne Campbell; Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez; County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava; Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness; Palm Beach County Commissioner-elect Mack Bernard; Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam; Miramar Commissioner Darlene B. Riggs; Boynton Beach Commissioner Christina Romulus; Delray Beach Vice Mayor Al Jacquet; North Miami Vice Mayor Alix Desulme; North Miami Councilwoman Carol Keys; North Miami Councilman Phillipe Bien-Aime; Miami-Dade County Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Carl Nicoleau; Sant La, Haitian Neighborhood Center's Executive Director Gepsie Metellus, Island TV; and the Haitian Philanthropy Coalition.
The group will seek and collect funds to support relief efforts in three areas vital to recovery in the wake of the category 4 hurricane: health, education and small business stabilization, (primarily farmers and mom and pop operations.) Sant La, Haitian Neighborhood Center will serve as the Group’s fiscal agent to receive donations in a designated account.
Details of the group efforts and donation information will be released during the press conference.