MIAMI, FL – October 30, 2020 – (LATINX NEWSWIRE) – The Hispanic Star Miami hub mobilized at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to reach out to those most impacted in South Florida. The all-volunteer group of professionals organized and partnered with local and national organizations to launch initiatives that would mitigate some of the devastation affecting the most vulnerable in the community.
The first fundraising campaign launched by Hispanic Star Miami in April was directed at providing hot meals to over two thousand health care heroes at five hospitals in South Florida. This was also followed by a distribution of hand sanitizer and masks to five hospitals, thirteen clinics, and two retirement homes at a time when it was exceedingly difficult to source the much-needed supplies for health care workers. The positive impact and feedback of the initial outreach spurred Hispanic Star Miami to continue its efforts in partnership with local and national organizations like IMC Health Medical Centers, Proctor & Gamble, Matthew 25 Ministries, Health Foundation of South Florida, and more.
Monthly distribution of essential products has continued from Broward County all the way down to Homestead, FL and over 20,000 families have been impacted to date. IMC Health has taken the lead in providing resources of personnel, transportation, and warehousing for the millions of products donated by Proctor & Gamble.
“2020 has taken a devastating toll on many families and businesses in our community impacted by COVID-19. Reaching out, giving back, and helping in the recovery is the purpose behind the Hispanic Star Miami initiatives. We are grateful for the many volunteers, community, and national partners who have made this possible,” stated Carolina Veira, Director of Corporate Partnerships, IMC Health Medical Centers and Director, Hispanic Star Miami Hub.
Community organizations impacted by Hispanic Star Miami:
Baptist Health South Florida
Palmetto General Hospital
Memorial Healthcare System
Nicklaus Children Health System
Mexican American Council
Homestead Housing Authority
King The Christ Catholic Church
Miami Diaper Bank
Hospitality Helping Hands
Spark Her Change
IMC Health Medical Centers
Local and national partners:
IMC Health Medical Centers
Procter & Gamble
Matthew 25 Ministries
Health Foundation of South Florida
Buena Vida Media
Emergent Global Investments
Moonlighter Fab Lab
Social Impact Movement
Excellence Customer Service
El Indio Bakery
Florida Venture Foundation
Super Insurance Group
Hispanic Star Miami continues its monthly distribution events and will host a “Juntos Miami Day” on Tuesday, November 17th, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the IMC Health Warehous,4930 E. 10th Court, Hialeah, Fl 33013, with a kickoff by elected officials and community leaders, followed by community organizations picking up thousands of essential products for distribution to their respective communities.
For more information contact Carolina Veira, (786) 459-3402 or [email protected]
About Hispanic Star Miami
The Hispanic Star Miami hub was created to communicate, organize, mobilize, and support the recovery by giving back to the community, saving lives, and saving businesses. Follow Hispanic Star Miami on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more information on all the events.
About Hispanic Star
The Hispanic Star was founded by Claudia Romo Edelman of the We Are All Human Foundation. Hispanic Star aims to unify the Hispanic community across the US and has been active in actions to mitigate the negative impact of the global pandemic on Hispanics, particularly on small business owners, entrepreneurs, and independent workers.