Local cities and organizations are hosting various events to commemorate the third anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, in which 17 people died after a gunman injured the campus.
“At a time when it is difficult to come together physically, we are grateful that we can offer our community the opportunity to come together virtually and improve people’s lives,” said Todd DeAngelis, communications director for Parkland, in a press release.
“Parkland and the larger MSD community have shown a tendency to always help others,” added DeAngelis. “We are grateful for this opportunity to literally give people a home.”
Scroll down for a list of events and more details.
- The City of parkland works with Food for the poor for a fundraiser to build 20 homes for families in Honduras. The fundraising campaign replaces a personal service project that was carried out in previous years.
- Parkland will hold a memorial ceremony on Sunday, February 14th at 5:30 p.m. at Pines Trail Park (10555 Trails End). The event will include therapy dogs, community message boards and a brief ceremony and will be streamed live on the city’s social media pages.
- The City of the Pembroke Pines hold a prayer vigil at the Charles F. Dodge City Center Plaza on Sunday, February 14th at 6:00 pm. The event will be broadcast live on Facebook. Participants are required to have face covering and practice social distancing.
- The City of Margate will hold a vigil at the Margate Sports Complex (1695 Banks Road) on Sunday, February 14th at 5:30 p.m. 17 lanterns will be released at 6:17 p.m. in honor of the 17 lost lives and candles will be given to participants.
- Public Schools in Broward County will observe a moment of reflection to honor and remember the victims on February 12th at 10:17 am. Schools were encouraged to involve students in activities and volunteer projects during the week ending February 14.
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