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Abrazo Boricua Opens its Arms to Puerto Rican Families Settling in Orlando

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Abrazo Boricua Opens its Arms to Puerto Rican Families Settling in Orlando

Talbot Digital

APRIL 25, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Jose Aristimuno (202) 469-2655, jaristimuno@nowstrategies.com
Marcos Vilar (813) 760-8786, marcos@vilarstrategies.com

MEDIA ADVISORY

Abrazo Boricua Opens its Arms to Puerto Rican Families Settling in Orlando
Newly Formed Coalition Will Welcome Displaced Puerto Ricans With Support, Guidance, and Access to Opportunities

ORLANDO, FL — On Thursday, April 26th, Abrazo Boricua, a coalition of over 10 civic and advocacy organizations in the Orlando area, will host a press conference to launch a new initiative aimed at helping the thousands of displaced Puerto Rican families who are resettling in the Orlando region in an effort to rebuild their lives. The coalition of community service organizations, faith-based nonprofits and civic engagement organizations have been working independently for the past several months to meet the needs of those families fleeing the Island. Together they will launch Abrazo Boricua, laying out plans to more aggressively assist Puerto Rican families with restarting their lives and becoming active members of the community. In collaboration, the coalition will assist new arrivals with housing, workforce preparation, legal assistance, medical and mental health referrals, and civic engagement.

EVENT DETAILS:

WHAT:
Press Conference: Abrazo Boricua Opens its Arms to Displaced Puerto Rican Families Resettling in Orlando

WHEN:
Thursday, April 26th, 2018 @ 10:30 a.m. EST

WHERE:
Hispanic Federation
6900 S Orange Blossom Trail #200
Orlando, FL 32809

WHO:
Marcos Vilar, Abrazo Boricua, Campaign Director
Betsy Franceschini, Hispanic Federation
David Ayala, LatinoJustice PRLDEF
Jared Nordlund, UnidosUS
Michelle Suarez, Organize Florida
Maria Revelles, Faith in Florida

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:
Calvario City Church of Orlando
Episcopal Office of Latino Assistance
Hispanic Federation
LatinoJustice PRLDEF
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund
Organize Florida
Faith in Florida
SOS by Urbander
State Voices
UnidosUS
Vamos4PR
Latino Leadership

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Abrazo Boricua is a coalition of Orlando-based advocacy, civil rights, faith, and civic engagement organizations that have come together to assist displaced Puerto Rican families as they seek to rebuild their lives and become active members of the community.  The coalition will focus its collaborative resources to assist with housing, workforce preparation, legal assistance, medical and mental health referrals, and civic engagement. It is through our combined effort that we will equip our fellow Americans from Puerto Rico with the tools they need to succeed and empower them with the knowledge to thrive.