Nohemy is a sweet senior whom we met because she worked in the building where Heart2Heart is located. We saw how hard she worked, and it pained us that she spent so much of her earnings on bus fare to get to work.
Heart2Heart did something about it. We raised $3,000 on Nohemy’s behalf to help her purchase a 2005 Kia Sorento. Now, Nohemy uses that same car Heart2Heart bought as a volunteer.
Linda is 65 and lives in a nursing home due to a condition called dystonia, which causes her muscles contract uncontrollably. Linda’s only living relatives are cousins who live in other parts of the country.
Two years ago, Heart2Heart volunteer Erin Sitton began visiting Linda. Soon, they formed a deep connection, to the point where Erin and her husband Andy consider Linda family.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2021
Team Horner Named Diamond Sponsor of Heart2Heart’s RED Gala
FORT LAUDERDALE – Team Horner is leading the charge to support South Florida’s aging community with a diamond sponsorship of Heart2Heart’s RED Gala.
Team Horner’s $15,000 donation is the largest sponsorship Heart2Heart has received from any single entity in support of its annual fundraising gala.
“We are so grateful for Team Horner’s support,” said Heart2Heart Community Relations Director Riana Samaroo. “Heart2Heart exists to mobilize volunteers and bring hope to those battling isolation and loneliness. We cannot fulfill our mission without partners like Team Horner.”
Team Horner has partnered with Heart2Heart for the last three years, but the diamond sponsorship is their largest donation to date.
“It is a great privilege to be supporters of Heart2Heart Outreach,” said Dr. Bill Kent, CEO of Team Horner. “We are so pleased to see how the organization has grown and prospered.”
This year, Heart2Heart has a goal of raising $99,600 through its annual gala on Nov. 11. Last year’s gala, despite the pandemic, raised $93,000 through ticket sales, sponsorships and auction sales.
“The future is bright for Heart2Heart to continue providing hope, sharing love and restoring purpose to many of the elderly in our community,” Dr. Bill Kent said.
Recently, Heart2Heart partnered with the Dr. Bill Kent Family Foundation to create the Heart2Heart C.A.R.E. Scholarship Fund for deserving high school seniors. The first three winners – awarded $1,500, $1,000 and $500, respectively – were announced in June.
Tickets are now on sale for Heart2Heart’s RED Gala on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at The Venue Fort Lauderdale, 2345 Wilton Drive. Attendance is limited to 150 guests. The event will include an online auction of prizes.
To purchase tickets or sponsorships to the RED Gala, visit www.heart2heartoutreach.org/gala.
About Heart2Heart Outreach of South Florida
Since 2010, Heart2Heart has matched hundreds of volunteers to senior residents in over 50 care centers in South Florida. These committed passionate volunteers have made an incredible difference in the lives of thousands of senior citizens who would otherwise have gotten little or no visits from family and friends. In 2018, Heart2Heart launched its innovative C.A.R.E. strategy (Connect, Advocate, Respond and Engage) to respond to a growing need within the aging community.
Currently, Heart2Heart volunteers reach the aging community through in-person visitations, care package and grocery deliveries, phone calls and video chats via donated tablets. For more information, visit www.heart2heartoutreach.org.
About Team Horner
Team Horner® is a family of companies focused in different areas within the swimming pool and spa business worldwide. Founded in 1969, Team Horner® is an integrated manufacturer, wholesale distributor and global exporter of swimming pool equipment and chemicals. Our AquaCal® & AutoPilot® brands are leaders in the Pool Heat Pump and Salt Chlorine Generator industry, respectively. Currently the company employs 600 teammates. For more information, visit https://teamhorner.com.