News Flash Home
The original item was published from 11/7/2012 5:30:22 PM to 11/9/2012 10:54:11 AM.

News Flash

City of Homestead News

Posted on: November 7, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Councilwoman Judy Waldman Organizes “Hurricane Sandy Relief Drive"

Councilwoman Judy Waldman is organizing a drive to collect donations for the Northeast area that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The City of Homestead has partnered with northAmerican Van Lines, Homestead Transfer and Storage and the Homestead-Miami Speedway to support our neighbors to the North. Beginning on Wednesday, November 14th a 53 foot trailer, donated by northAmerican Van Lines, Inc., will be located in the parking lot of Homestead City Hall, 790 N. Homestead Blvd. Donations will be received from Monday through Friday from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, Saturdays from 11:00am to 5:00pm and Sundays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Donations will be accepted until the trailer is filled, at which time they will be delivered to distribution points in the Northeast.

A survivor of Hurricane Andrew herself, Councilwoman Waldman knows the importance of offering help to those who have lost everything in a tragedy. Twenty years ago, the City of Homestead experienced devastation as Hurricane Andrew swept through hundreds of homes and businesses on August 24, 1992. The kindness that people showed towards one another and willingness to help strangers overcome this disaster left a lasting impression on the Councilwoman. Waldman, as most in Homestead, subsisted for months from donations from strangers from all over the United States. She founded the Kindness Awards during Andrew’s 10th Anniversary, as a way to recognize acts of kindness in times of need. Today she asks the Homestead community to pay it forward by giving back to our friends in their time of need.

“This community knows all too well what it feels like to have a hurricane create such devastation, it is imperative we come together to help those affected in New York and New Jersey,” said Councilwoman Judy Waldman. “Homestead was forever changed by Hurricane Andrew and is still recognized for having survived this catastrophic event. We just celebrated our 20th anniversary and the recovery of our community so we must support our fellow Americans in their time of need, as was overwhelmingly done for our community during our darkest hour.”

Donations items most needed are winter clothing such as coats, sweaters, scarves, hats and gloves, for men, women, children and infants. Blankets and overthrows are needed. Diapers, wipes, formula, baby food and all types of child care items. Non perishable food items such as canned goods, powdered milk and soups are needed as well. Generators and flashlights are also being accepted.

Volunteers are needed to help collect donations and pack the trailer at City Hall. Please bring your donations and sign up to be a part of this effort. To volunteer or for more information please contact 305-224-4454.

Hurricane Sandy Relief Drive

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Homestead News

Stem Saturday event flyer

Dibia Dream hosts STEM Saturday Feb 24 for Homestead Youth

Posted on: February 14, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 7, 2012
Pastor's gathering graphic

The City of Homestead's Faith & Community Board Hosts Pastors Gathering

Posted on: February 7, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 7, 2012
New Walk in Hours

New Building Permit Services Walk In Hours

Posted on: December 18, 2023
CDBG Survey

CDBG Plan Meeting

Posted on: March 7, 2023
Solid Waste Schedule Flyer - Featuring Garbage Truck Picking Up trash

HPS Solid Waste Schedule

Posted on: March 2, 2023
Turkey Point Siren Testing

Turkey Point Siren Testing March 3rd, 2023

Posted on: February 28, 2023
Flyer describing Surplus Auction on Saturday Feb. 18 2023 at 9 A.M.

Homestead Surplus Auction

Posted on: February 17, 2023
Flyer for SW 328 St Miami-Dade County Project

New Roadway Project Along SW 328 ST

Posted on: February 16, 2023
CDBG Survey

CDBG Plan Meeting

Posted on: February 1, 2023
Pink and White City of Homestead Breast Cancer flyer January_February

Free Breast Cancer Screening Information

Posted on: January 25, 2023
SW 4th ST repaving flyer

SW 4th ST Repaving Project

Posted on: January 13, 2023
Roby George Park Pool

Roby George Park Pool Closed

Posted on: January 3, 2023
HPS Sanitation

2023 Solid Waste Schedule

Posted on: January 3, 2023
Town Hall with Vice Mayor Guzman (Orange Flyer)

Town Hall Meeting with Vice Mayor Guzman

Posted on: December 27, 2022
Colleague Helping Research Grant

Homestead CRA Industry Day

Posted on: December 2, 2022
Hurricane Ian Update Graphic 9.28

Hurricane Ian Updates

Posted on: September 28, 2022
Hurricane Ian Solid Waste

Hurricane Ian Updates: Solid Waste

Posted on: September 27, 2022
Hurricane Ian Graphic

Hurricane Ian Updates

Posted on: September 27, 2022
Hurricane Ian Updates Graphic

Hurricane Ian Updates

Posted on: September 26, 2022