The Freshmen Five — the five newest local members of the Florida House of Representatives are adamant about helping the constituents in their districts.
To do so they have joined forces and in their first joint event Representatives Ana Maria Rodriguez, Anthony Rodriguez, Daniel Perez, Vance Aloupis and Juan Fernandez-Barquin hosted a Farm Share free food distribution event at Tamiami Park for more than 500 people.
Joining in this effort were McDonalds, Publix, Baptist Health South Florida, The Fair & Expo, and Miami-Dade County. Also on hand to promote their services and educational opportunities were FIU, Miami Dade College, Florida National University, Cintas, GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club (with the free Children’s Dental Clinic), Miami-Dade Transit Golden Passports, Miami-Dade Voter’s Registration, United States Attorney’s Office and Miami’s Community Newspapers.
For the Coral Gables Woman’s Club, whose member Marti Bueso volunteered her time to help organize the event, this event provided a great way to share information on the club’s free children’s dental clinic. The Coral Gables Children’s Dental Clinic provides free dental care for children who fall between the cracks in our healthcare system. Last year alone they treat 600 patients and provided more than $240,000 in free services.
CGWC Public Issues chair Donna Myrill was delighted by the response and the club actually ran out of its stacks of brochures.
Among the many helping out that day manning the club’s table were CGWC board members Iris Segui and her two sons, Erin Anding and husband, Volker with Gloria Burns and prospective CGWC new member Judy Ruiz.