Jon Secada unveiled his sponsored meter in vibrant South Beach. The Homeless Awareness Meters and Super Meters, designed by artist Romero Britto, will be placed in high-traffic areas around Miami-Dade County in addition to the ones that have already been unveiled by the Homeless Trust during the past year. The goal for these meters is to collect some of the millions of dollars in spare change that are currently being handed out to panhandlers each year. The funds collected by these meters will support the addition of new beds and indoor meal programs to provide food and shelter to people in a dignified manner. The event took place on Monday, Dec 6th in the corner of Lincoln Road and Washington Ave. Also, The Miami-Dade Homeless Trust, as part of Homeless Awareness Day installed 10 additional meters in the Miami Beach on Monday. Other locations that include: Ocean Drive & 6 Street, Ocean Drive & 10 Street, Ocean Drive & 14 Street, Washington Ave. & 9 Street, Washington Ave. & 13 Street, Washington Ave. & Española Way, Lincoln Road & Alton Road, Collins Ave. & 46 Street, Collins Ave. & 67 Street and Collins Ave. & 73 Street.
The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust will celebrate Homeless Awareness Day, on Thursday, December 9, 2010. Local residents, schools, churches, and diverse organizations will take to the streets to participate in a series of events and cardboard brigades at designated locations throughout the County to create awareness and end homelessness in Miami-Dade County.