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For Immediate Release:
June 21, 2016
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Johanna Cervone

Miami-Dade County employees stand with the victims, survivors and families of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub attack, and donate leave time

The Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution allowing county employees to donate accrued annual leave to the victims of the Orlando terrorist attack. The donated leave will be converted to cash to support the OneOrlando fund initiated by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. The item was presented by Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and directs the County Mayor to inform County employees about the opportunity to donate.

"We stand united as a community against acts of terror and are horrified by the senseless violence perpetrated on our Orlando neighbors. With this resolution, we hope to express our solidarity with the residents of Orlando and the entire LGBTQ community," said Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava. "Many generous County employees have expressed a desire to aid those affected by this terrible attack, and this is a way to show that we stand with Orlando in this challenging time."

Miami-Dade employees have previously donated leave time to those in need, including victims of Hurricanes Sandy and Joaquin, Typhoon Haiyan and the families of police officers who have died in the line of duty.