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For Immediate Release:
January 12, 2011
Media Contact:
Gerard Philippeaux


Vice Chairwoman Edmonson attends vigils for one year anniversary of Haiti's earthquake

On January 12, 2011, the anniversary of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti one year ago, Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson paid her respects at several community events throughout Miami-Dade. She attended two vigils near NE 79th Street and NE 2nd Avenue held by the local Haitian community. A mural was unveiled at 7901 NE 2nd Avenue in honor of those who perished.

Vice Chairwoman Edmonson listens to speakers during a special vigil to commemorate the victims of Haiti’s earthquake.

“With pain written on the faces of so many at the vigils, it was like the earthquake happened yesterday,” said Vice Chairwoman Edmonson. “The most important aspect of these events is to show the community that Haiti still needs our help. I encourage the community to contact their local charitable organizations and see what is still most needed on the island.”

For more information, please contact Vice Chairwoman Edmonson’s office at 305-636-2331.

Vice Chairwoman Edmonson (far right) joins Commissioner Jean Monestime (far left) and residents during the Haiti vigil.

Vice Chairwoman Edmonson and Commissioner Monestime present a proclamation for organizations who assisted with relief efforts for Haiti.