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S.H.E.A.R. hosts Family and Friends Day for homeless

Miami Times staff report | 8/29/2013, 9 a.m.
Homeless citizens get a needed day of fun in the sun. Photo courtesy Min. Anthony Durden

On September 2nd, the non-profit organization S.H.E.A.R., (Sharing Hope Empowerment and Reaction), Inc. will host the 10th Annual Friends and Family Day –—beach, bash, and baptism to benefit the homeless men, women and children of the Miami Rescue Mission. This year, Chauvet, Henderson Financial Group and JM Family teamed together to sponsor the event where families can gather for a day filled with food, fun and fellowship.

The 10th Annual Friends and Family Day is a free event taking place at Historic Virginia Key Beach from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the main pavilion. Attendees can enjoy live music, magic shows, games, tournaments and giveaways, as well as snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn and more.

S.H.E.A.R., Inc., founded in 2001, is comprised of 10 volunteers who provide community services, experiences and fellowship opportunities while giving hope to people through empowerment, education and mentoring. Volunteers visit nursing homes, children’s hospitals and jails located throughout South Florida bringing hope to members of the community and sending donations to Haiti and Nairobi, Kenya. Anthony Durden, a member of the Chauvet team for seven years, serves as president of S.H.E.A.R., Inc.

“As someone who was once homeless, I am very thankful to God for his 10 years of faithfulness that has allowed me the opportunity to be a blessing to others,” Durden said. “Because of our generous sponsors and selfless volunteers, S.H.E.A.R. Inc. is able to host fun, family-friendly events that benefit members of the community in South Florida.”

For directions to the event please call Durden at 786-718-0316.