Monday, June 13, 2016

Central Florida groups unite to help Hispanic community after Orlando mass shooting

Posted By on Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 6:54 PM

  • Photo by Monivette Cordeiro
Over 30 Central Florida community groups have united as "Somos Orlando" to help the Hispanic community following the shootings at Pulse Nightclub. 

As the night of the attack was Latin Night, many of the victims are of Hispanic descent, and Somos Orlando has pledged to provide support, information, and access to resources to the local Hispanic community.

The full list of supporting organizations in Somos Orlando is presented below.
  • Acacia Network
  • Asociación de Puertorriqueños Viviendo en Florida
  • Black, Latino, & Puerto Rican Alliance for Justice
  • Comité Para la Preservación de la Cultura de Puerto Rico
  • Comité Noviembre
  • Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida
  • Equality Florida
  • The Farmworker Association of Florida
  • Feed and Fortify
  • The Flor Foundation
  •  Florida Immigrant Coalition
  • Florida Institute of Reform and Empowerment
  • Hispanic Business Initiative Fund
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando
  • Hispanic Community Integration Outreach
  • Hispanic Family Counseling Center
  • Hispanic Federation
  • Hispanic-American Professional and Business Women’s Association
  • Hispanic Health Initiatives
  • Iniciativa Acción Puertorriqueña
  • La Casa de Puerto Rico
  • Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
  • Latino Justice
  •  Latino Leadership
  • Mexican Consulate of Orlando
  • Mi Familia Vota
  • Misión Boricua
  • National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
  • National Council of La Raza
  • Organize Now
  • Parranda Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rican Bar Association
  • Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce
  • Puerto Rican Leadership Council
  • Puerto Rico Para Tod@s
  • Trabajando Juntos/Working Together Coalition
  • United Church of Christ

If you're looking for information, or wish to volunteer with Somos Orlando, go to their website here.

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