Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County, FL Mayor Teresa Jacobs yesterday announced a ‘Day of Love and Kindness’ on June 12, the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre.
From the mayors:
Today, the City of Orlando and Orange County Government, in collaboration with Pulse, announce the dedication of June 12, 2017, as “Orlando United Day – A Day of Love and Kindness.” This announcement formally dedicates June 12 to the memory and honor of the 49 innocent lives taken at Pulse, reaffirms the community’s commitment to survivors and loved ones, as well as recognizes the global compassion and love displayed in the wake of the tragedy.
To remember the victims and honor the survivors, a number of community events and activities will take place on Monday, June 12, 2017. Orlando United Day is also an opportunity to come together as a community through Acts of Love and Kindness on June 12.
In partnership with the One Orlando Alliance, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs are encouraging residents and businesses both locally and around the world to join with others in Acts of Love and Kindness to continue the unity that followed the tragedy. The One Orlando Alliance has launched a website with a list of various acts of love and kindness for the local community.
The official website for information and updates related to “Orlando United Day – A Day of Love and Kindness” is www.orlandounitedday.com, along with a link to the One Orlando Alliance page. The website is available in both English and Spanish.