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 HaitiÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢s recent earthquake. This initiative is in addition to United Way of Broward CountyÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢s $47 million impact on the community through fundraising and matching grants.
Amid continued economic hardship, it is especially important that individuals and families are made aware of resources that can help them weather the ongoing crisis. Accordingly, on January 29th, the ChildrenÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢s Services Council of Broward County (CSC) launched the 2010 Prosperity Campaign, in conjunction with similar efforts promoting the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) nationwide. The launch took place at the CSC building in Lauderhill and included a Community Resource Fair.
Commissioner Katy Sorenson welcomed the newest affordable housing development in her district with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, January 29, 2010. Sunrise Commons Apartments, a 106-unit development, is located at 26600 SW 146 Court in Naranja.
Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado today greeted the ambulance drivers at City Hall to thank them for driving the refurbished emergency units from Chicago to Miami in response to Haiti relief efforts. The three Fire Department ambulances were donated by the City of Chicago.