Operation Hope for Haiti and World Vision honor local heroes and supporters of relief efforts after massive 2010 earthquakeMiami, January 10, 2011
—On the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Operation Hope for Haiti
and World Vision
are gathering community members and corporate partners in Miami to remember the victims and honor those who have contributed to relief efforts.
Special recognition will be given to the “South Florida Urban Search and Rescue Team
” and the City of Miami Fire-Rescue
, sponsoring agency of the Federal Task Force.
World Vision President Richard Stearns will be the guest speaker at the event, which will also feature the announcement of a $500,000 gift from a Miami donor to build a Center of Hope in Haiti. The Center of Hope will be a community hub offering programs aimed at improving education, income and community capacity.WHERE:Doubletree Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay
1717 North Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33132WHEN:
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (ET)
World Vision President Richard Stearns
is available for interview at the event. Please contact Casey Calamusa at CCalamus@worldvision.org / 206.310.5476 or Lisa Torres in Miami, at firstname.lastname@example.org / 305.915.5489.View World Vision’s one-year Haiti earthquake reportOperation Hope for Haiti's Advisory Council is a voluntary group of business and community leaders who are unified in their commitment and passion to help Haiti. They partner with World Vision to make an intentional, strategic difference.World Vision
is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We serve the world’s poor – regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. For more information, please visit, www.worldvision.org/press