Pier Sixty-Six Donates More Than 15,000 Items To Help Broward County Homeless
With the temporary closing of the hotel and as a committed partner to the community, Pier Sixty-Six has taken this opportunity to give away gently used home goods to families in need in partnership with the Salvation Army, Hope South Florida, LifeNet 4 Families, Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Taskforce Fore Ending Homelessness, and Broward County School Board H.E.A.R.T. Program.
Pier-Sixty Hotel & Marina donated more than 15,000 items to the homeless of Broward County including bedroom and living room furniture, home accessories, linens, and kitchen equipment. In addition, Pier Sixty-Six donated $4,400 to the Broward Partnership for the Homeless.
"I would like to specially thank Amaury Piedra, General Manager of Pier Sixty-Six, for his generosity, and for thinking of our County’s homeless population," said Lynne Wines, senior director of the Broward Business Council on Homelessness. "Containers were filled with items that will be used by multiple agencies serving the homeless.This has truly made a difference and reminds us of the good work that we all do every day to better our community."
Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina, a longtime Fort Lauderdale icon, temporarily closed its hotel doors in June as part of the long-term redevelopment plan to restore the property as Fort Lauderdale’s social harbor.
The Pier Sixty-Six Marina and Pelican Landing will remain open during the temporary closure.