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CFO Sink, Floridians Come Together to Support Haiti Relief Efforts in Miami

1/20/2010

CONTACT: Kyra Jennings or Kevin Cate, 850-413-2842
 
TALLAHASSEE — Florida CFO Alex Sink released the following video today showing her work in Miami to help in relief efforts and calling for Floridians to continue helping our neighbors in Haiti by volunteering or donating money. CFO Sink spent the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend in Miami assisting in Haitian relief efforts, visiting with survivors of the tragic earthquake, and receiving an emergency briefing in her role as the State Fire Marshal.
 
“This weekend, I had the opportunity to work alongside my fellow Floridians to help those in Haiti, and to offer my thoughts and prayers to the Haitian-American community in South Florida,” said CFO Sink.  “The outpouring of support in Miami was inspiring and I urge all Floridians to give what they can to help the relief effort, especially after the aftershock that occurred in Haiti this morning.”
 
To view a video of CFO Sink’s efforts in Miami, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuVnoGu8dxM.
 
CFO Sink was joined in Miami by Haitian-American Representatives Ronald A. Brisé and Mackenson "Mack" Bernard while working at a warehouse where donations were being collected, visiting survivors at Jackson Memorial Hospital, and attending mass at the Notre Dame d'Haiti with the Archbishop of Miami.
 
In Miami Gardens at the Antiorch Missionary Baptist Church, CFO Sink worked alongside Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson and Miami Gardens Vice-Mayor Oliver Gilbert to take in donations for Haiti.
 
Finally, CFO Sink received a briefing at the Miami EOC by Curt Sommerhoff, Director of the Miami-Dade Department of Emergency Management & Homeland Security and her State Fire Marshal Director Chief Julius Halas.
 
To donate $10 to the Red Cross, mobile users can text the word "HAITI" to the number 90999. For online donations visit www.redcross.org. To donate via phone call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).