For years, my wife Jennefer has been a faithful patron of the local Dominican salons in town. On October 18, 2012, we were extremely saddened to learn of the tragic and senseless shooting at the Las Dominicanas M&M Salon in Casselberry. We were moved to help these families, and to be there for them in any way we could. I am proud to say, these are some very strong folks, but they need our love and support.
I am proud to tell you that our firm, in partnership with the Darcy Johnson Foundation and several other local businesses will sponsor the first annual Community Outreach ‘QUE HAGO’ event on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 5626 Curry Ford Road, Orlando from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. In conjunction with the event, there will be a press conference held at 11:00 AM with the families of the shooting victims to discuss their willingness to work towards tougher domestic violence laws.
Proceeds raised at the event will be donated to help the families of the shooting victims that were tragically gunned down at the salon. Proceeds will also go towards the establishment and funding of a foundation to help domestic violence victims. We are currently working with several State Legislators on different ideas to help pass tougher domestic violence laws, and to provide protections and safe houses to victims. We hope this event will raise awareness of domestic violence, tragic accidents and other legal and medical issues in our community, and provide our community with an introduction to resources that can help them.
We would like to thank our partners, The Darcy J. Foundation, Dr. David Shaw D.C., Carlos Colon, and Mid Florida Imaging, A to Z Medical Clinic, and other key professionals and businesses in Central Florida to help make this possible. Event attendees will have access to legal and medical panel discussions, international cuisine, exhibition booths, domestic violence information, financial advisors, networking breaks and parallel sessions where specific immigration issues will be discussed.
I hope you can make it out, and show these folks the tremendous support and love they deserve. No one deserves a tragedy like that in their life. The least we can do is offer our support, and help, as they tell their story to make sure no one else endures a similar tragedy.
Giving Back To The Community
If you are a local business and are interested in becoming an event sponsor, please contact Carlos Colon at (407) 233-0330 or JR Alvarez at (407) 484-3914.