Wednesday, June 29, 2016

2 & 3 of 49 - Mercedez Marisol Flores, age 26 and Amanda Alvear, age 25

Today, in honor of Mercedez Marisol Flores and Amanda Alvear, a Target gift card was donated to a Boston organization called GLASS that provides a safe and supportive place for community members to gather and spend time with friends, do homework, use a computer, eat, etc.

Mercedez lived her life to the fullest and worked hard. An 8-year employee of Target, Mercedez loved music and singing. On the night of the shooting, Mercedez was in the club with her friend Amanda, who had recently lost 180 lbs. Understandably proud of her efforts, Amanda embraced a newfound love for taking selfies. It is due to her efforts at health and personal improvement, and the encouragement of her friend Mercedez, that we have asked GLASS to purchase healthy snacks for their clients to enjoy.

We wish to extend a special thank you to our friend Eileen for donating the gift card and suggesting the recipient organization. We are so thankful for your participation and your kindness.

"Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end." - Scott Adams

"The value of a man resides in what he gives and not what he is capable of receiving." - Albert Einstein

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

1 of 49- Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, age 27

Today, in honor of Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, a couple was treated to lunch.

Jean's loved ones describe him as loving and kind. He worked hard as a manager for a local store and had just purchased a new home. Jean was known to be like a big teddy bear. His friends and family say they are devastated by their loss. 

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." - Desmond Tutu

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

49 Random Acts of Kindness

It is with a mixture of sorrow and hope that we would like to announce our next project, 49 Random Acts of Kindness in honor of the 49 lives lost on June 12th, 2016 at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL. While nothing can undo the unimaginable tragedy of 49 lives taken from this earth because of misguided hatred, we hope that we can come to learn more about who each of these people were and spread love in their honor.

We will be posting blogs to highlight the information we can discover about each person, and to share with you the way we have chosen to pay respect to those individuals. Please continue to follow this blog in the coming days to share this experience with us.

To the 49, we will cherish your memory and share you with the world. Please, if you would, take a moment to read the list of names as posted by the City of Orlando website.

Stanley Almodovar III, 23 years old
Amanda Alvear, 25 years old
Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26 years old
Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33 years old
Antonio Davon Brown, 29 years old
Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 years old
Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28 years old
Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25 years old
Luis Daniel Conde, 39 years old
Cory James Connell, 21 years old
Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25 years old
Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32 years old
Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31 years old
Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25 years old
Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26 years old
Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22 years old
Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 years old
Paul Terrell Henry, 41 years old
Frank Hernandez, 27 years old
Miguel Angel Honorato, 30 years old
Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40 years old
Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19 years old
Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30 years old
Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25 years old
Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32 years old
Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21 years old
Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49 years old
Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25 years old
Kimberly Morris, 37 years old
Akyra Monet Murray, 18 years old
Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 years old
Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, 25 years old
Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 years old
Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32 years old
Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35 years old
Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25 years old
Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27 years old
Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35 years old
Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24 years old
Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, 24 years old
Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 years old
Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33 years old
Martin Benitez Torres, 33 years old
Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24 years old
Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37 years old
Luis S. Vielma, 22 years old
Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50 years old
Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37 years old
Jerald Arthur Wright, 31 years old

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