(Miami, FL November 11, 2015) – Surrounded by elected officials, family and friends, Commissioner Wifredo “Willy” Gort sworn in as the District 1 Commissioner on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015. The ceremonial swearing took place at Miami City Hall, located at 3500 Pan American Drive at 12:00 pm.
The City of Miami Outreach, the Neighborhood Enhancement Team (NET), the Parks and Recreation Department, and Office of the Mayor Veteran Services along with the Florida Department of Health, the Florida State Attorney’s Office, Goodwill Industries, and Slumlord Advocacy Group will come together with many community partners and volunteers on Friday, October 16, 2015 at Lummus Park to help homeless citizens get off the streets of Miami by using the same model so successfully used to assist Homeless Veterans earlier this year. The goal is to offer assistance and provide supportive services in an effort to find placement opportunities for those seeking a way off the streets. Volunteers will hand out clothing, offer medical and dental exams and other social services.
“What we’ve got going here is truly an attempt to help our citizens get off the streets,” said Lt.Col. Antonio Colmenares USMC (Ret), the volunteer Director of Veteran Services for the City of Miami. Lt.Col. Colmenares has partnered with Sr Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police James Bernat, City of Miami Police Department Homeless Coordinator, to help mobilize the community to assist these homeless citizens.
Come join this historic event and help our citizens get off the streets.
WHO: City of Miami Outreach, Parks and Recreation Department, Neighborhood Enhancement Team (NET),Office of the Mayor Veteran Services, the Florida Department of Health,Florida State Attorney’s Office, Goodwill Industries, Slumlord Advocacy Group, Borinquen Medical Center, Curley’s House, Lotus House, Camillus House, Miami Coalition for the Homeless, Swithboard Miami, Miami Rescue Mission, New Life Church, Trinity Episcopal Church,CARRFOUR Supportive Housing, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services, Inc., We Ignite the Light Miami, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami, New Dawn Church and Life Point Church.
WHAT: City of Miami Homeless Citizen’s Stand Down
WHEN: October 16, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lummus Park
404 NW 3rd