Eduardo J. Padrón
Office of the President
300 N.E. Second Avenue
Miami, Florida 33132-2297
Message From the President
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Check presentation to benefit Operation Hope for Haiti
At this morning's District Board of Trustees Meeting, I will have the pleasure of presenting a check for nearly $42,000, on behalf of our employees and students, to World Vision’s Operation Hope for Haiti (OHH) — a South Florida-led initiative directing all its efforts towards relief and recovery in the aftermath of one of the most catastrophic earthquakes of our lifetimes. These funds represent your generosity to help those affected by the earthquake in Haiti.
World Vision has a long history of working in Haiti and is one of the largest humanitarian organizations, with more than 800 staff serving 20 communities throughout the country. The College selected OHH as the recipient of our Haiti Relief Campaign because OHH, in partnership with World Vision, is focused on uniting the community of South Florida to maintain a sustained response to relief and recovery efforts. OHH emphasizes that South Florida residents must be the voice of the voiceless and help our neighbors receive the long-term support they will need to build a new life.
I am proud and grateful that our tight-knit community is able to support our friends in Haiti. Once again, thank you for your generosity.