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Rotary Club of Weston, Vernon Carey Foundation and Memorial Foundation Hosted a Thank You BBQ for National Guard, Law Enforcement and Memorial Healthcare System Workers

The Rotary Club of Weston, along with the Vernon Carey Foundation and Memorial Foundation, hosted a thank you BBQ for over 200 National Guard soldiers and healthcare workers from the Memorial Healthcare System on May 5. These workers have been tirelessly testing thousands of people for coronavirus at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines and this was a way to thank them for all that they are doing for the community.

While taking necessary safety precautions, Rotarians, along with former Miami Hurricanes and Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Vernon Carey and his sons Vernon Carey, Jr. and Jaylen Carey, set up food prepared by Chef Larry & Family Catering once the testing site closed for the day.

Freedland Harwin Valori, PL Partner Michael Freedland and his two children began the Rotary Feeds the Front Line initiative only one month ago. The mission of Rotary Feeds the Front Line is to meet the food needs of the heroes on the front line of this crisis, as well as residents in need. At the same time, all food is purchased from local restaurants and catering businesses to help support them as well. To date, the initiative has fed over 250 families in need throughout the community and over 1,700 frontline workers.

If you would like to donate to help feed local families in need and front line workers during this crisis, you can visit for easy payment and to read more about the project.

About Rotary Club of Weston

The Rotary Club of Weston focuses its community service activities in the areas of Services to Youth (including education, scholarship and learning development) and Services to Families in Need through volunteerism, the application of member skills, organizational resources, and fundraising activities and events. To learn more visit

About Freedland Harwin Valori, PL

Freedland Harwin Valori, PL is a consumer justice law firm that has been involved in some of the nation’s most significant litigation. Its practice areas include medical malpractice, defective drugs and medical devices, nursing home negligence, birth injury, auto accidents, and premises liability. Freedland Harwin Valori’s main office is located at 110 SE 6th Street, #2300, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Its Weston office is located at 2400 N. Commerce Parkway, #109, Weston, FL 33326. To reach Freedland Harwin Valori, call (954) 467-6400. For more information, visit

About The Vernon Carey Foundation

The Vernon Carey Foundation creates programs and provides support to encourage the improvement of our youth. These programs are designed to enhance educational and recreational development and economic opportunities within the community. For more information on the Vernon Carey Foundation visit

About Memorial Foundation

Memorial Healthcare System is one of the largest public healthcare systems in the U.S. and a national leader in quality care and patient satisfaction. Highly regarded for a patient and family-centered approach to care, its facilities include Memorial Regional Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital South, Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center in Wellington, and Memorial Manor nursing home.

The Memorial Foundation raises funds philanthropically to assist patients, families, and to underwrite the cost of programs, facilities, and equipment that support the healthcare system’s mission to heal the body, mind, and spirit of those it touches.

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