More than five hundred Overtown families joined City of Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado, Miami City Commission Chairman Keon Hardemon and the Overtown Neighborhood Enhancement Team (N.E.T.) at the Third Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway. Sponsored by Brightline, Overtown residents received a turkey for next week’s Thanksgiving dinner.
Mayor Regalado, Chairman Hardemon and N.E.T. joined forces with Brightline, DIBIA Dream, Miami Worldcenter, Top Value and the Richard Hallman Foundation to plan and host this year’s event, successfully providing Thanksgiving meals, including turkeys and fresh produce, to local families who pre-registered with the Overtown N.E.T. office. Care Resource was also on hand to conduct HIV/AIDS testing.
“The City of Miami is proud to be part of this important initiative that helps those most in need during this special holiday season,” said Mayor Tomás Regalado. “I applaud Brightline for helping us make this event happen yet again. Together, we continue making a difference in the City of Miami.”
“We are happy to have the support of our community partner, Brightline, in helping our communities have decent meals,” said Chairman Keon Hardemon.
“Brightline is committed to continuing its stewardship in the community and investing in our future neighborhood,” said Jose Gonzalez, Senior Vice President of Florida East Coast Industries. “For the second year in a row, we are partnering with Mayor Regalado and Chairman Hardemon on the turkey giveaway. This is just one of the many ways we are giving back in Historic Overtown.”