(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- The Switchboard of Miami, a lifeline to Miami-Dade residents in need, honored Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz at its largest fundraiser of the year on Friday, February 4, 2011 at Jungle Island. The annual "Super Fiesta" collects donations to support the Switchboard's comprehensive telephone crisis counseling, suicide prevention efforts, and information and referral services.
Commissioner Diaz was granted an award for his dedication to helping the Switchboard, particularly the Seniors Never Alone Program (SNAP), a telephone reassurance program that reaches out to seniors who live on their own.
"It's an honor to be recognized by the Switchboard of Miami for SNAP, which provides support to our elderly residents who may not have any family or friends looking out for them," said Commissioner Diaz. "Overall, the Switchboard has become a vital source for residents who may be in dire need and don't know about services available to them."
The fundraiser included a live performance by Latin band Locos Por Juana, silent auction, dinner, and other entertainment.
For more information on the Switchboard of Miami, please visit www.switchboardmiami.org.
(L-R): Alberto "Tico" Gutierrez, Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Robert C. Barrett, Dahlia Lockhart, and Catherine Penrod.
(Photo caption: Ryan Holloway/Miami-Dade County)