BROWARD COUNTY, FL – (March 29, 2010) – In addition to the $70,000 already invested by United Way of Broward County through Project S.H.A.R.E. (Strategic Haitian Aid and Relief Efforts) for relief for Haitian earthquake victims living in Broward County, AT&T recently donated $2,500 in calling cards for families to connect with their loved ones in Haiti.
Broward County Public Schools reported over 1,000 children as of March 29. “The needs in Broward County are substantial,” said Dr. Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, president & CEO of United Way of Broward County. “The community is forever grateful to companies like AT&T that step up in times of disaster. These phone cards will provide a lifeline to displaced Haitian earthquake victims living in Broward so they can reconnect with their families still living in Haiti.”
The funds from Project S.H.A.R.E. have been used to purchase super market gift cards, bus passes, gasoline vouchers and provide support to local agencies that assist refugees in applying for Temporary Protective Status. Items have been distributed to displaced Haitian earthquake victims through community partners such as Broward County Public Schools, Legal Aid of Broward County, Minority Development and Empowerment Inc. and Urban League of Broward County.
United Way of Broward County is a participating member of the Haitian Relief Task Force Victim Services Committee. This group, along with other long-standing collaborations will assist United Way in the ongoing monitoring of needs and the identification of faith-based organizations and other non-traditional service providers that may have established roots in the Haitian community.
To learn more or to contribute to Project S.H.A.R.E., please call 954.462.4850, ext. 164 or visit www.unitedwaybroward.org.
About United Way of Broward County
United Way of Broward County is a volunteer driven, community-based, non-profit organization with a mission to focus and unite the entire community to create significant lasting change that positively impacts people’s lives. UWBC is the catalyst for change and convener of partnerships that unite the hearts, minds, and resources within the Broward community. For more information, visit www.unitedwaybroward.org.
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