Multicultural Event in Miami to celebrate 65 Years of service to refugees and immigrants on Thursday June 9th, 2011
Miami, FL (WiredPRNews.com) Church World Service will celebrate 65 years of Hope and Service to immigrants and refugees at their 4th Annual Fundraiser on June 9, 2011 at 6:00pm. The event will take place at the Doubletree Miami Mart/ Airport Hotel. There will be Cuban and Haitian artwork from local artist that will be auctioned at the event. As part of the entertainment, Colombian and Venezuelan folk dances will be presented in celebration of South Florida’s multicultural community. Rev. John L. McCullough, Executive Director and CEO of Church World Service will be the keynote speaker. To purchase tickets, please contact Ms. Mabel Hernandez, Associate Director at (305) 774-6770 X 115 by June 7, 2011.
The occasion will showcase the CWS Miami Office’s work with refugees and entrants from 1960 to present. In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, the entity assisted over 100 Haitian medical evacuees who were brought to the US for medical treatment. Since the 1960’s, the CWS Miami Office has responded to subsequent waves of Cuban, Haitians, and other groups of various nationalities in the area by providing services to refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants.
“Please join us in celebrating 65 years of Hope and Service at Church World Service. Our mission is clear and will continue with infinite loyalty towards the different refugee communities we serve”. Said Oscar Rivera.
Currently, the Church World Service Legal Department in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties provide immigration services to individuals from the Caribbean, Central and South America. CWS works closely with the private and public sectors to best serve the immigrant community in South Florida. CWS has established partnerships with Florida City based Good News Care Center, which is primarily supported by Baptist Health South Florida and provides health care services. There are other partnerships with The Coordinated Victims Assistance Center and Ideal & Universal Access Medical Center where CWS provides legal services at their sites, on a weekly basis.
“Through the years, the Good News Care Center patients have benefited from the excellent legal services they have received from Church World Service and we have provided medical care to people in need whom they have referred.” Described Michael Daily, Good News Care Center CEO.
As with previous fundraisers, the monies raised at the event will be used for emergency assistance for those immigrants and refugees that do not qualify for Federal or State funded programs.
About World Church Service
Church World Service (CWS) is the relief, development and refugee assistance ministry of 36 Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican denominations-comprising 50 million U.S. Christians-and have partnerships in more than 80 countries. Our mission puts faith into action by serving those in immediate needs and by addressing the root cause of their suffering-poverty and injustice.
Church World Service
1924 NW 84 Ave
Doral, Fl 33126
305-774-6770 ext. 115