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BROWARD COUNTY, FL – (February 24, 2010) – United Way of Broward County’s Board of Directors approved an initial disbursement of $70,000 in short-term relief for Haitian earthquake survivors now living in Broward County. This initial investment represents the first stage of United Way’s Project S.H.A.R.E. (Strategic Haitian Aid and Relief Efforts) directed to victims of Haiti’s earthquake who reside in Broward County.
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United Way of Broward County announced the launch of its Project S.H.A.R.E. (Strategic Haitian Aid and Relief Efforts)as a fundraising and programmatic response to the needs of families in Broward County affected by the massive evacuation of victims of Haiti’s recent earthquake. This initiative is in addition to United Way of Broward County’s $47 million impact on the community through fundraising and matching grants.
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The United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Substance Abuse (UWBCCSA) is proud to announce Pat Castillo as its new Vice-President effective January 27, 2010. Ms. Castillo has served with United Way’s Commission on Substance Abuse for 10 years, progressing from her initial position as Director of Youth Programs to her most recent position as Senior Director for the last three years. She will be responsible for developing partnerships between federal, state and local agencies to foster, develop, and enhance integrated drug-free efforts throughout Broward County, while searching for innovative and effective ways to address the issue of substance use/abuse.
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The reverberations from the earthquake in Haiti are beginning to be felt in Broward County and will forever change the landscape of our community. As we accept those fleeing poverty and destruction, United Way of Broward County stands ready to fulfill the long-term response strategy to the many needs that will emerge in the coming weeks and months.
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United Way of Broward County is partnering with the Souper Bowl of Caring from January 17 to February 7 to collect food to distribute to various non-profit feeding programs within the community. United Way’s partnership with the Souper Bowl of Caring will utilize the publicity of the Super Bowl in South Florida to motivate people to fight hunger and poverty in Broward County.
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