For Immediate Release:
February 22, 2012

Media Contact:
Olga Vega

Resident gets inspired by "14 Days of Neighborly Love" and provides donation to Miami VA Hospital


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz’s initiative “14 Days of Neighborly Love” is catching on, with residents and businesses alike doing all they can to pay it forward when it comes to kindness. On Thursday, February 23, 2012, Keith Withbeck, who manages the Military Hospitality Lounge at Miami International Airport, will be donating a barbecue grill and three gas tanks to the Miami VA Healthcare System, 1201 NW 16th Street, so patients can enjoy picnics during their stay. Commissioner Diaz, who is Miami-Dade’s military liaison and also served in the U.S. Marines, will be on hand for the presentation, which starts at 12:30 p.m.

The “14 Days of Neighborly Love – Inspiring Random Acts of Kindness” initiative, motivated in part by Valentine’s Day, involves businesses and organizations donating their time and services from February 14 to February 27 to residents as a way of showing love for their neighbors and community. Until February 27, residents can take advantage of several services and goods offered at a discount or for free, such as tax preparation, marriage counseling, car washes, and more.

For more information on the initiative, visit or call the commissioner’s office at 305-599-1200.

Who: Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz
Keith Withbeck, Military Hospitality Center

What:Donation presentation to Miami VA Healthcare System of barbecue grill – Part of "14 Days of Neighborly Love – Inspiring Random Acts of Kindness initiative"

When: February 23, 2012, 12:30 a.m.

Where:Miami VA Healthcare System
1201 NW 16th Street, Miami


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