ANITA PRIEST 1918-2006
Photo: courtesy of Terence Nelson
Anita Priest was born & educated in New York during the Depression. She overcame many obstacles in her life
and was one of the first women to volunteer and join our country’s Women’s Army Corp. She served four years as
an Officer in the WACS during WW11.
Her flair for design came from her grandfather who designed costumes for the famous Flo Ziegfeld, her Mother
modeled his creations.
She attended New York’s New School for Social research, took courses at the Chicago and New York schools of
Design and also spent a summer studying at the Sorbonne in France.
In the 1950’s she moved to Miami, Florida where her Interior Decorating career began. She was an in-house
designer at first and then branched out to open her own business. Her studio & accessory shop was in Bay
Harbor and called Accent’s Unlimited.
She was way ahead of her time and had many clients including Judges, Politicians, Celebrities and local
Notables. The famous Architect Morris Lapidus wanted her on his team, but she had bigger ideas.
In 1962, she founded the School for Interior Decoration and Design and opened her first school on Miami’s
famous Decorator’s Row. Soon after came a second school in Fort Lauderdale.
Her mission in life was to help others. Many of her students went on to be well known designer’s in their own
right. She changed the lives of many!
Among her many accomplishments, Ms. Priest was included in Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s who of
Florida Women and Barron’s International Edition of Who’s Who in Interior Design. In 1994 she was recognized
as Woman of the Year by the Gay community with a Dixie award.
She was a past President of what is now ASID and pioneered many professional organizations.
Besides teaching at her own school she also taught at Miami-Dade Community College, Florida Atlantic
University and the University of Miami.
Her thriving design career spanned over forty years. She created many memorable and prestigious spaces,
private homes, famous restaurants, clubs and condominiums including models for local well known builders.
When she retired she continued to lecture at various institutions and was a frequent guest lecturer for Cunard
Anita’s amazing zest for life came to an end in 2008.
She may be gone but her legacy lives on in all of those she touched with her wit and wisdom. She was greatly
loved and would be so honored knowing that her Scholarship will help a talented, passionate student in design
and the Arts realize their dream as she did hers.
Founder, Anita Priest Whispering Angles Foundation
Born & educated in London, England. Sandra Holiday has been a resident of the USA since 1974.
Trained as a Professional Championship Ballroom & Latin American dancer, Sandra taught dance in
London for 10 years as well as performing with her dance partner Geoffrey Clapham on cruise ships based in
New York. After returning to London, her career brought her back to the USA where she continued teaching.
In 1985 while living in South Florida she partnered with Anita Priest both personally & professionally. For 23 years
Sandra was the project manager for the Anita Priest Interior Design Co. and the Administrator for her successful
school for Interior Decoration & Design.
Sandra established the ANITA PRIEST “Whispering Angels” Memorial Scholarship Foundation, a legacy
scholarship in memory & honor of her. Anita’s mission in life was to help people, as she had overcome so much
in her life.
Sandra has a dream that one day she will be able to help more members of the LGBT community continue and to
advance their dreams in the Design & Arts fields. The possibilities are endless.
DANIELLE BONITA RODRIGUEZ
Danielle Bonita Rodriguez is the 2015 Recipient and is attending Nyack College.
She made the deans list & is graduating with a 3.00 average. She is studying to be a teacher.
"The Anita Priest scholarship helped me afford to attend a Christian school where I am able
to challenge the perception of the LGBT community daily!"
JOVAN KALA HANNAH
Jovan Kala Hannah graduated from New World School of the Arts (High School), where he focused on his
Musical Theatre performance. He has been professionally and classically trained at New World, and was
recently seen in “Curtains”, “The Exonerated”, and “GOD”. After suchrigorous training at New World, Jovan
auditioned for several of the top colleges and universities around the country, and after careful consideration,
he decided to enroll to Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University where he is expected to major
in Stage Management, and possibly declaring a second major which he has not selected.
ALBERTO PARRA is the 2010 recipient & is studying Interior Design at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale.
SOME OF OUR MOST RECENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida’s work is 100%
funded by events, private donations & grants.
We are 100% staffed & managed by volunteers.
Everything that comes in, goes right back out for
programming, community building, leading &
assisting our LGBTQ community, and is
TAX DEDUCTIBLE to the full extent of the law.
MENTOR Level –$5,000.
- Funds up to 4 scholarships in our community.
- Entitles you to 2 tickets to annual GALA,
and name recognition on our website & related
GUARDIAN Level –$2,500.
- Funds up to 2 scholarship in our
- Name recognition on our website & related
FRIEND Level –$500.
- Helps to fund scholarships in our community.
- Listing on website.
ANY AMOUNT YOU GAN GIVE, WILL HELP
AN LGBT INDIVIDUALS TO FULFILL THEIR
DREAMS. Thank you!
Currently enrolled in Ballet Theater’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, our 2016 Scholarship Recipient has already
exceeded most expectations and accolades as part of the American Ballet theatre.
"Scholarship Programs such as the Anita Priest Memorial Scholarship, allow LGBT students to pursue careers
and studies that might not otherwise be available. It is a source of inspiration to receive this scholarship and I
hope to inspire others to realize that dreams can become
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS |
PROGRAMAS DE BECAS
UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA awards 50k in LGBT SCHOLARSHIPS
Miami, Florida- May 2017… One of the most effective ways to empower our LGBT Community is through Leadership & Education. Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU), the first & only organization for the Latinx|
Hispanic|LGBT Community - offering Leadership, Education & Empowerment since 2002, is proud to award FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS of Scholarships so far this year, specifically geared towards the South
Florida LGBTQ Community.
With the common goals of Leadership & Empowering the LGBT community, Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU) is proud to announce a Community
Partnership with Beauty Schools of America (BSA) and the Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty (PBAHB). Full Scholarships, valued at over sixteen thousand dollars each, were awarded for Cosmetology
degrees at BSA and PBAHB, offering career focused institutional grants to ORLANDO CARTIER-SANCHEZ, LEXANNA AMNELL, ARIANNA LINT. Also, DIAMANTE JONES is our 2017 Anita Priest memorial Scholarship
recipient for the Arts, Design & Education. Jones will also join our UC|CU Board as a Junior Associate as part of our program of assisting and developing the next generation of Community Leaders.
Please join us in CONGRATULATING these wonderful individuals!
“UC|CU is always looking for opportunities to give our community the leadership, inspiration & tools to do better and rise. Our partnership with Beauty Schools of America and the Palm Beach Academy of Health and
Beauty is exactly the type of projects we enjoy the most – empowering our LGBT community though education, leadership & opportunities.” -Herb Sosa, president – Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida
“We are thrilled to partner with the UC|CU on this program. The goals of BSA are to Empower, Educate and Give Opportunities to the LGBT community... and to make the world a bit more beautiful! - Maritza Bedoya,
Chief Operating Officer – Beauty Schools of America & Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty.
Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida’s work is 100% funded by events, private donations & grants. We are 100% staffed & managed by volunteers. Everything that comes in, goes right back out for programming,
community building, leading & assisting our LGBTQ community. We encourage you to consider making a financial contribution to the Scholarship Program – or other year round programming efforts - and helping this
important work to continue.
UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA presenta 50 mil dólares en Becas a la Comunidad LGBT
Miami, Florida – mayo 2017 ... Una de las maneras más eficaces para potenciar nuestra Comunidad LGBT es a través del Liderazgo y Educación. Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU), la primera y única
organización para la comunidad latinx|hispanx|LGBT – ofreciendo Liderazgo, Educación y Empoderamiento desde el 2002.
Con los objetivos comunes de Liderazgo y Empoderamiento para la comunidad LGBT, Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU) se enorgullece en anunciar una asociación comunitaria con Beauty Schools of
America (BSA) y la Academia de Palm Beach de Salud y Belleza (PBAHB), presentando becas completas, valorados en más de dieciséis mil dólares cada una. Ganadores de becas institucionales para el 2017
fueron premiadas a ORLANDO CARTIER-SANCHEZ, LEXANNA AMNELL y ARIANNA LINT. Además, DIAMANTE JONES es nuestro ganador de la beca Anita Priest memorial de las Artes, Diseño y Educación. Jones
se unirá a nuestra junta de UC|CU como Asociado, como parte de nuestro programa de asistencia y de desarrollo para la próxima generación de líderes de la comunidad.
Por favor, únase a nosotros en felicitar a estos maravillosos individuos.
"UC|CU siempre está buscando oportunidades para darle a nuestra comunidad el liderazgo, la inspiración y las herramientas para superar y mejorar. Nuestra asociación con las Escuelas de Beauty Schools of
America & Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty es exactamente el tipo de proyecto que más disfrutamos, potenciando nuestra comunidad LGBT a través de la educación, el liderazgo y las oportunidades. " -
Herb Sosa, presidente Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida
"Estamos encantados de asociarnos con UC UC en este programa. Nuestros objetivos con esta asociación son capacitar, educar y dar oportunidades a la comunidad LGBT ...¡y hacer que el mundo sea un poco
más hermoso! - Maritza Bedoya, Directora de Operaciones - Beauty Schools of America y Palm Beach Academy of Health & Beauty.
La programación de Unity Coalition| Coalición Unida está financiado al 100% por eventos, donaciones privadas y subvenciones. Somos 100% empleados y manejados por voluntarios. Todo lo que entra, se
remonta a la programación…empoderando, liderando y ayudando a nuestra comunidad LGBTQ. Le animamos a que considere hacer una contribución financiera al Programa de Becas, o cualquier otro año de
programación, y ayudar a que este importante trabajo continúe.
2017 BSA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
ORLANDO CARTIER SANCHEZ
UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA, WITH THE PARTNERSHIP & SUPPORT OF OUR
COMMUNITY PARTNERS, MEMBERS & GENEROUS DONORS, IS PROUD TO HAVE
AWARDED OVER 50,000 DOLLARS IN SCHOLARSHIPS IN 2017, AND HOPES TO
CONTINUE TO MAKE THE DREAMS OF EDUCATION, EQUALITY & OPPORTUNITY -
ALIVE AND WELL THROUGH OUR MicroGIVING FUND & SCHOLARSHIPS.
EDUCATION | EDUCACIÓN
|ADVANCING EQUALITY & FAIRNESS FOR THE LATINX|HISPANIC & INDIGENOUS LGBTQ COMMUNITY
THROUGH EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP & AWARENESS, SINCE 2002
AVANZANDO IGUALDAD PARA LA COMUNIDAD LATINX|HISPANA E INDIGENA LGBTQ
MEDIANTE LA EDUCACIÓN, LIDERAZGO Y CONCIENCIA, DESDE EL 2002
Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida’s MICRO GIVING Fund is about Community Building, (Re)Start Up Support and Hope –
MicroGiving is most often thought of as the charitable donation of small increments of money from a single donor to a specific recipient. Over the last decade,
this giving option has grown and evolved to include a variety of needs, ideas, resources & funding opportunities.
Beginning in Summer 2020 | Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU) will bring MicroGiving to the South Florida TLGBQ community, with focus on what
individuals need RIGHT NOW, and the opportunity to help you get one step closer to stability, prosperity, giving back and fulfilling your dreams.
HOW UC|CU’s MicroGiving Works | Applications will be available online, year-round, via unitycoalition.org for a variety of FUNDING AND/OR MENTORING &
REFERRAL OPPORTUNITIES. Each qualifying application will be reviewed by our funding board of community leaders, mentors & professionals, and will be
considered on individual merit, needs based and long-term benefits of each request.
Funding will be considered for residents of Dade & Broward, Fl., limited to $100 to $500 and offered as a onetime award, along with organizational
development and as-needed technical assistance to the micro-grantees over the course of the funding period.
Start Ups, Visioning and Community Building | Have the next great idea for a new business, social justice program or community need? Want to start your
own small business, service or produce? UCCU's Micro Giving provides seed monies, mentor-ship and professional business guidance to get you off the
Educational Development | Assistance with tuition, books or other education related expenses. Funding will be considered for those registered currently in
continued education level (college, University or Technical School) and funding is provided directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient. This is an
extension of our UC|CU Scholarship Program.
Personal Well-Being & Needs Based | Consideration for Health Care & Quality of Life Costs. This may include funding for name change costs, healthcare,
utilities or other personal related needs. Legal and medical services may also be considered, along with providing referrals to existing services in the
UC|CU’s MicroGiving will incorporate and continue our successful LGBT Scholarship Program | With the goals of Leading & Empowering the LGBT
community, UC|CU is proud to continue the legacy of the Whispering Angels Foundation with the UC|CU Anita Priest Memorial SCHOLARSHIP founded by
Sandra Holiday in honor of her late partner - a legacy program that provides a scholarship for the LGBT community to advance their education in the Arts,
Design & Education. Through generous donations and corporate partnerships, in 2017 we have gave out over $50,000 in scholarships.
UC|CU’s MicroGiving builds on Community Partnerships, Mentoring and Empowerment | Since 2011, Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida has worked diligently to
develop partnerships within our communities- partnering with leaders and organizations that compliment our mission, as well as bring skills and leadership
in areas beyond our expertise. Programs such as our PRIDE U 2020, a Community Initiative Program & Social Challenge to better Engage, Inform & Inspire
centennials and millennials to take on leadership roles in the LGBT community to better serve, & effect positive change for those disenfranchised and
underserved; LLEGANDO305, a Traveling Social Event designed to help recent arrivals better navigate So. Fla & its many challenges, resources, &
opportunities; CAŌBA, a Social Incubator for LGBT Men of Color; & other programs & activities, allow us a catalogue of Resources & Possibilities to inspire
our community – to be better.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR APPLICATION TODAY
Unity Coalition | Coalición Unida (UC|CU) trae MicroGiving a la comunidad TLGBQ del sur de la Florida, con un enfoque
en lo que las personas necesitan AHORA MISMO, y la oportunidad de ayudarlo a estar un paso más cerca de la
estabilidad, la prosperidad, la devolución y el cumplimiento de sus sueños.
La mayoría de las veces, se considera a MicroGiving como la donación caritativa de pequeños incrementos de dinero de un solo donante a un destinatario
específico. Durante la última década, esta opción de donación ha crecido y evolucionado para incluir una variedad de necesidades, ideas, recursos y
oportunidades de financiamiento.
¿CÓMO FUNCIONA EL MICROCIDENTE DE UC|CU?
Comenzando en verano 2020, las solicitudes estáran disponibles en línea, durante todo el año, a través de www.unitycoalition.org para una variedad de
oportunidades de financiamiento, empoderamiento y recursos comunitarios. Cada solicitud de calificación será revisada por nuestra junta de financiamiento
de líderes comunitarios, mentores y profesionales, y se considerará el mérito individual, las necesidades y los beneficios a largo plazo de cada solicitud. El
financiamiento se considerará de $ 100 a $ 500 y se ofrecerá como un premio único, y limitado a residented de Dade y Borward, Florida.
Start Ups, Visión y Construcción de la Comunidad | ¿Tiene la próxima gran idea para un nuevo negocio, un programa de justicia social o una necesidad
comunitaria? ¿Quiere comenzar su propio negocio, servicio o producto? MicroGiving de UC|CU proporciona FONDOS DE SEMILLAS,
MENTORÍA Y GUÍAS DE NEGOCIO PROFESIONALES, para que pueda despegar. Ya sea financiación, tutoría, orientación, o una combinación de todos,
MicroGiving es para usted.
Desarrollo educativo | ASISTENCIA CON MATRÍCULA, LIBROS u otros gastos relacionados con la educación. La financiación se considerará para aquellos
registrados actualmente en el nivel de educación continua (colegio, universidad o escuela técnica) y la financiación se proporciona directamente a la
institución en nombre del beneficiario. Esta es una extensión de nuestro programa de becas UC|CU.
Bienestar personal y necesidades | Consideración para el cuidado de la salud y la calidad de vida. Esto puede incluir asistencia con cambio de nombre, el
cuidado de la salud, servicios públicos u otras necesidades personales relacionadas. Los servicios legales y médicos también se pueden considerar, junto
con proporcionar referencias a los servicios existentes en la comunidad.
Director, Lambda Living | Serving the social, educational and
well-being needs of Miami's LGBT 55+ community
Rimova (Design District) & UC|CU Vice President
Soul Sisters | Mobilize systems-involved girls and femmes of color -
black, brown, and indigenous - to interrupt cycles of state violence,
poverty, and oppression.
Founder, Anita Priest Whispering Angles Foundation
A legacy scholarship in memory & honor of her late partner, Anita Priest.
Retired Developer, MBA - Harvard School of Business
MicroGIVING FUND ADVISORS & COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Deputy Director - Transgender Strategy Center, Washington, D.C.
UC|CU's Director of Trans Experience & Programming
Director, Gay Vista Social Club
SMASH Miami | Community Land Trust that will adequately address the
needs of inner-city Miami residents affected by the symptoms of gentrification
Doctors Hospital, Miami Gay Men's Chorus President & HerbalLife Distributor
Our work is 100% funded by events, private donations, private,
corporate and government grants, and we are 100%
staffed and managed by professional volunteers.
Everything that comes in, goes right back out for Programming,
Community Building, Leading & Assisting our LGBTQ community.
GIVE WITH CONFIDENCE... UC|CU has been awarded the
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LEADERSHIP | LIDERAZGO
JANUARY 23-24, 2021
OCT 1 - OCT. 15, 2020
HISPANIC & INDIGENOUS
LGBT PRIDE FESTIVAL
IMMIGRATION | INMIGRACIÓN
HEALTH SERVICES | SU SALUD
EMPLOYMENT | EMPLEOS
CAŌBA | INSPIRING SPEAKERS,
TOPICS & SAFE SPACE FOR SAME
GENDER LOVING MEN OF COLOR
WORKSHOPS | TALLERES
STATE of HATE & BULLYING
PRIDE U 2020 | ENGAGING &
EMPOWERING MILLENNIALS IN
SOCIAL ACTIVISM & LEADERSHIP
AWARENESS | CONCIENCIA
BECOME A UC|CU MEMBER
MEMBRECIA EN UC|CU
FINANCIALS | FINANCIAS
ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS
MEET THE BOARD | DIRECTORES
VIDEO LIBRARY | ARCHIVO
EVENT PHOTOS | FOTOS
NEWS | NOTICIAS
SUMMER of '69 EXHIBIT | 50 YEARS
OF PRIDE, ACTIVISM & LEADERS
PULSE MASSACRE 2016
MICRO GIVING Fund
Community Building, (Re)Start Up
Support & Hope | Scholarships &
I hope to change the way you think about fragrances & body products, by developing a
natural, no allergenic line, of affordable products for your lifestyle and our community.
Essential oils, candles, fragrances and body creams with you and the environment in mind.
Due to the current health crisis and being temporarily back with my family in North Carolina
to care for them, I have developed a line of Hand Sanitizers in 4 scents: Lavender, Tea
Tree, Frankincense, and Moon Child. I can also do unscented and take scent requests.
I currently supply a few health care facilities with these products, so I know it is effective.
My own family and myself carry bottles with us. Tested on the human variety, not animals.
70% ALCOHOL in 2.7 oz. squirt bottles or spray bottles. Made fresh to order with quality
products. Can also ship, price will depend on location.
A percentage of sales and product go directly to senior & the needy in our community.
I need not just Funding, but Mentorship and Professional Guidance from people in the
community, to help me prepare for the business world. UC|CU's MicroGiving is the perfect
way to help make these dreams and challenges get off the drawing board, be a little more
attainable and manageable, and start your new life
- Robert Dugger, founder - TREBOR Apothecary
2020 MicroGIVING FUND RECIPIENT | ROBERT DUGGER
All our products are lovingly hand in Davidson,
North Carolina. A percentage of all sales go right
back into the neediest in our community - to help,
uplift and inspire goodness.
Orders and Customer Service: 704-682-4682
On March 17, 2020, Florida governor Ron DeSantis suspended all nightclubs and bars for 30 days, and
restaurant and gyms are closed indefinitely across South Florida, due to concerns over coronavirus.
Our LGBTQ Hospitality Industry - Bartenders, Food & Hotel Service, Musicians, Performers, Illusionists... so
many in our community work rely on TIPS and if lucky, a basic salary to get by.
The CoronaVirus pandemic is a serious issue and must be dealt with, but our community needs to eat, pay
bills, rent, healthcare and simply survive during this most difficultof times for all.
IF YOU ENJOY GOING TO YOUR LOCAL BAR, RESTAURANT, DRAG SHOW, BRUNCH...
THEN PLEASE HELP THE PEOPLE THAT SERVE YOU, ENTERTAIN YOU and WAIT ON
YOU, NOW MORE THAN EVER. Offer your VIRTUAL TIPS HERE!
100% OF FUNDS COLLECTED GO DIRECTLY TO THOSE IN NEED.
Funds will be awarded on a needs-based and funding availability application process, through our
CAMPAÑA VIRTUAL DE PROPINAS PARA TRABAJADORES LGBT EN INDUSTRIAS DE HOSPITALIDAD en el
SUR de la FLORIDA en MOMENTOS DE CRISIS DE SALUD Y PARO DE EMPLEO.
They provided me with some FUNDS for Food.
I am forever grateful Herb Sosa!!!
- Ramond Ortega, bartender @Twist, Miami Beach
I was awarded today with $$ in this time of need, thanks
to Unity Coalition. I plan to use this to pay utility bills.
- Edgar J Reyes, waiter @Tropics Grille, Wilton Manors
Thanks to Unity Coalition for their amazing work
in these times of need. It’s amazing to know the
LGBT community is not forgotten. As a bartender we
are unable to work due to the regulations set in place.
Fortunately we have organizations like
Unity Coalition. Thanks again for all that you do.
- Jonathan Orozco, bartender @ R House, Wynwood
Thank you so much! God bless you and multiply
everything you guys do for others.
- Nicolas Torres, bartender @ Twist, Miami Beach
- Ricky Mesa, bartender @ Waterloo, Miami Beach
- Mickey Hidalgo, waiter @ Sette restaurant, Miami
- James Polito, waiter @ Tropics Grille, Wilton Manors
Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida helped me out with
some funds in this crisis and I want to thank them.
Please donate whatever you can to them, so that they
can pass it on to others in the industry that are in need.
Anything helps . 25¢, $1, $5. Anything. Thank you
- Efrain Reyes, bartender @ Rhouse, Wynwood
- Jorge Fraga, bartender @ Twist, Miami Beach
- Fransisco Garcia, waiter @ David's Cafe, Miami Beach
- Rafael Berrios, drag performer @ Waterloo, Miami Beach
I just wanted to let you know I received the funds
you sent. Thank you for this, and thank you for
taking the time to organize and administer this effort
for the community. It's super helpful and really
appreciated. Keep safe.
- Cesar Romero, waiter @ R House, Wynwood
I knew this was a good group of loveable Non-Profit
leaders, but these trying times have SHOWN me that.
Over the past year, I depended on work in the service
industry with patrons coming from France. I had made
great progress which was quickly curtailed by the
restrictions. Thank you Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida
Z& Herb Sosa for the Tip.
It reminded me that this is an unfortunate situation and
not a personal misstep. Please donate, I know I hope to
once I hit Rupaul status.
- David Duriez, waiter @ Brasserie Central, South Miami
- Valeria Lemos, bartender @ Dirty Rabbit, Wynwood
- Cristian Castro, bartender @ Miami Mojito Co., Miami
- Laura Zapata, waiter @ Caffe Fiorino, Miami
- Lina Silva, waiter @ El Otro Tiesto, Miami
Thank you Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida Micro
Giving Fund for such an act of kindness in these times
of need. As a lot of you know, many of us are
unemployed due to this pandemic, and I am grateful to
know there are organizations like these to help the ones
in need like us. Even something minimal can make a
huge difference. Thank you all that make these
organizations out of the kindness of your hearts. Bless
- Omar Ortiz, waiter @ the Standard, Miami Beach
Thank you so much! That is a blessing in these hard
times!!!-couldn't thank u enough and once I'm back to
work I will pay it forward!
I would like to give a special shout out to Matthew
Eaton for recommendation & to Herb Sosa and the
Unity Coalition for helping us service industry
employees! As a part of the LGBTQ community they
have stepped in and are doing what it takes to help us
during this craziness! Today I received financial help
thru them and definitely appreciate it. I know we all
miss work and our money but once his passes we will
be stronger than ever!
- Ashley Murphy, bartender @ PJ's Corner Pocket, W.Manors
“Thank You from the bottom of my heart ❤” to
everyone who has contributed to this fund. It is such a
relief especially during this hard times! Also, thanks to
@unitycoalition for making this possible.
- Jeremi Valdez, waiter @ Bakan, Wynwood
- Gretzky Fuentes, bartender @ Fillmore Theater
- Alejandra Moreno, bartender @ Rhouse, Wynwood