Florida Charity Hosts Birthday Bash For 1,200 Homeless

MIAMI (AP) — South Florida officials are expecting more than 1,200 homeless people to attend a big birthday bash.

The Miami Rescue Mission and the Broward Outreach Center are hosting a party Wednesday with cupcakes, ice cream, live music and decorations. Each guest will receive also receive a birthday card and Chick-Fil-A is donating meals to partygoers.

The parties will take place in Miami, Hollywood and Pompano Beach.

Director of Development Marilyn Brummitt says many homeless people never have a chance to celebrate their birthdays. She says the party is a small way to let them know they are not forgotten and to also link them to services to get them off the streets.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

More From CBS Tampa

How To Get Through Airport Security As Quickly As PossibleWith more people flying than ever before, it’s not surprising to see reports of long lines of people waiting in airport security lines...
Fatal Alligators Attacks in Florida Over Past 20 YearsThe body of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy was found Wednesday after he was snatched by an alligator at a...

Listen Live