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Thanksgiving Project

Thanksgiving Project The last assignment before Thanksgiving break was to write about what you were most grateful for on Thanksgiving. Todd didn’t know what to write. All around him, the scratching of pencil on paper filled his ears as his classmates wrote about sharing a big meal with their family, watching parades, playing games. Todd […]

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Hurricane Maria Year Later

Hurricane Maria: A Year Later

Hurricane Maria Struck a Year Ago A year ago, Hurricane Maria changed the lives of millions. Homes were destroyed, lives were lost, families were left feeling helpless and hopeless. Our own community changed as thousands of evacuees sought to start a new life in Central Florida. And it is with immense pride that we saw […]

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Nicole’s Story

Nicole Was Ready to Pursue Her Dream Nicole had a lot on her plate. As a single mom to 3 kids under the age of 12, her hands were already full. But she was also worked as a substitute teacher, was going to Seminole State College and living with her mother who had been sick […]

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Hurricane Maria Housing Assistance Program

Housing Assistance Program for Hurricane Maria Evacuees Since Hurricane Maria struck in September, we have been hard at work helping those impacted by the storm. From sending desperately needed supplies to Puerto Rico, to helping evacuees settle into Central Florida, we have been there every step of the way. With the Orlando International Airport Welcome […]

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Affordable Housing

Advocate for Change: Affordable Housing Crisis

In response to the overwhelming requests for housing assistance we have experienced at the Puerto Rico Welcome Center at the Orlando Airport, our CEO Jeff Hayward authored the following letter. It was delivered to Florida Governor Rick Scott on October 26 requesting immediate and long term support to alleviate the affordable housing crisis.  Dear Governor […]

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