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October 9, 2009 Government and Politics

Governor Crist Names Ramon Carrion of SafetyHarbor as...

Governor Crist Names Ramon Carrion of SafetyHarbor as Point of Light for Hispanic Heritage Month

Tallahassee – Governor Charlie Crist On October 7, 2009 recognized Ramon Carrion of SafetyHarbor as this week’s Point of Light in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

“Ramon has been a beacon of compassion and legal guidance for the Hispanic community in PinellasCounty,” said Governor Crist.  “The time he has devoted to reaching out and helping his Hispanic neighbors speaks to his humane and generous nature.”

During the past ten years, Ramon has been an active volunteer at the HispanicOutreachCenter, a community resource dedicated to supporting, educating and providing access to services for Hispanic residents.  As an attorney, he volunteers his time at the Hispanic clinic for residents, offering legal advice and counseling to those with questions including wage rights, immigration status, child custody, domestic violence, and real estate and housing.  Ramon has been instrumental in teaching Hispanic residents how to effectively navigate the legal system.  In addition to giving legal assistance, he also educates and counsels center staff about ethnic legal issues, as well as donates needed equipment to the facility.

AAA Auto Club South is the supporting sponsor of the Governor’s Points of Light Award. This program recognizes Florida residents who demonstrate exemplary service to the community. Award recipients are announced weekly.  A panel of judges comprised of leaders in the areas of volunteerism and service evaluate all nominations and make recommendations to the Governor. The Volunteer Florida Foundation manages the program. For more information, or to submit a nomination, go to www.VolunteerFloridaFoundation.org

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