News/Press Releases

Dr. David Harding Goes With Relief Foundation to Tsunami Ravaged Japan

By: Jennifer Marcus of Orlando Style It’s been said that it feels good to do good. If that is the case, then David Harding, M.D. must be feeling exceptional right about now. As an original volunteer and soon to be board member of The R.E.L.I.E.F. Foundation, Harding has been able to help victims all over the world who have been affected by Mother Nature’s most horrific disasters, including a recent trip to Japan to help with the relief efforts from the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami just a few months ago. University of Miami students Peter Groverman, Esq. and Armando...

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Four SAE Brothers Visit Haiti In Relief Effort

by Colleen Dourney on Jul 22, 2010 While weekends in college usually consist of relaxation and freedom, on the weekend of Feb. 19, four UM students instead traveled to Haiti as a relief effort. After congregating under the leadership of UM alumnus, Peter Groverman, 120 people made the decision to travel to Haiti in order to help the victims of the Jan. 12 earthquake. Among these 120 were four UM students, as well as Coral Gables Mayor Don Slesnick, II. Groverman is no stranger to organizing relief efforts. He first extended a helping hand when Hurricane Katrina hit Biloxi, Miss. in 2005...

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Coral Gables Mayor Travels To Haiti

Mayor Slesnick describes Haiti relief mission to deliver supplies, T-shirts and clear debris By Don Slesnick Apr 02, 2010 It all started with an unexpected phone call from a young man who five years ago led a group of University of Miami students to the Gulf Coast on a mission of mercy to help the survivors of Hurricane Katrina.  At that time, Coral Gables was picking up the pieces following Katrina’s visit to South Florida, thus all I could do was wish the students a safe journey, wave “goodbye” as the three chartered buses departed and four days later welcome them home from...

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Help For Earthquake Victims In Haiti Still Pouring In

Mar 3, 2010 by Lamar Thames In response to the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, two Clay County, Fla., residents teamed up with The Relief Foundation and the Red Cross to rebuild a demolished orphanage that has left many children homeless in that country. Brian Graham, the state chairman of the Florida young Republicans, and Clay County School board member Charlie Van Zant spent several days in Haiti last month rebuilding the orphanage. They arrived Feb. 19 and returned Feb. 22. They were joined by many political leaders, including the mayors of Miami and Coral Gables, as well as members...

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UM Grads Again Moved By Disaster

BY CARLI TEPROFF AND JOSE PAGLIERY / The Miami Herald Feb 14, 2010 Five years ago, a group of three University of Miami graduates were sitting in a bagel shop near campus watching the shocking aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on television. Within days, the three young men had chartered a bus, rounded up about 40 students through Facebook and made their way to help the Red Cross in Biloxi, Miss. Fast-forward to 2010, when most of the students have since moved on to different states and careers. One is in law school in Pennsylvania, one is a nurse in Miami and another is running...

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