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File #: 2010-1130    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 11/16/2010 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 11/16/2010
Enactment date: 11/16/2010 Enactment #: 803
Effective date:    
Title: NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and commend the efforts of Jamie and Ali McMutrie through Haitian Orphan Rescue to create a safe and nurturing environment for Haitian children to learn, grow and transition into adoptive families; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare November 16, 2010, “Haitian Orphan Rescue Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: William Peduto, All Members
Indexes: PROCLAMATION - MR. PEDUTO
Attachments: 1. 2010-1130.doc
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WHEREAS, Jamie and Ali McMutrie founded the non-profit organization, Haitian Orphan Rescue, in February of 2010 in response to a devastating earthquake that damaged the island; and
 
WHEREAS, the mission of Haitian Orphan Rescue is to educate people about the plight of orphans in Haiti, to raise funds to help build a new orphanage, and to provide food, water, medicine and other supplies to Haitian orphans in need; and
 
WHEREAS, to support their fundraising efforts, the McMutries hosted the third annual Ti Kanaval benefit on November 13, 2010; and
 
WHEREAS, the McMutries plan to build the new orphanage on a 5 acre site located approximately 20 miles north of Port-au-Prince; and
 
WHEREAS, the new orphanage will be designed to meet the needs of the children, staff and visitors, constructed to withstand future natural disasters and will use sustainable practices.
 
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NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and commend the efforts of Jamie and Ali McMutrie through Haitian Orphan Rescue to create a safe and nurturing environment for Haitian children to learn, grow and transition into adoptive families; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare November 16, 2010, "Haitian Orphan Rescue Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.