April 7, 2020
UPDATED, April 7, 10:55 a.m.: Some South Florida developers are stepping up during the pandemic and giving to those less fortunate, through cash donations, medical supplies and food.
Developer Jorge Pérez is donating a total of $350,000. The Related Group founder announced a $200,000 contribution to the Miami Foundation’s Community Recovery Fund to support local arts and cultural organizations that have been affected by coronavirus. Another $100,000 is going to the United Way of Miami-Dade’s Miami Pandemic Response Fund, for working families and small businesses. Pérez is donating the remaining $50,000 to support Miami-Dade County Public Schools to provide daily meals to families.
Tony Cho’s Metro 1 is giving an initial investment of $33,000 to Metro 1 Community’s newly created Little Haiti Small Business Relief Fund. The fund will provide micro grants of up to $2,500 to small businesses and their employees in the Little Haiti neighborhood. Metro 1 is partnering with the nonprofits that include the Miami Foundation, United Way of Miami-Dade and the Black Professionals Network.
And xBoca Raton-based Pebb Enterprises made a contribution, in an undisclosed amount, to Feeding South Florida, a food bank that’s feeding people during the pandemic.