Orlando, FL (April 4, 2017) — Edgefactory, in partnership with Two Spirit Health Services, Proyecto Somos Orlando, and the Orlando United Assistance Center, begins production in April 2017 on two upcoming Public Service Announcement videos. These service announcements, in both English and Spanish, will promote the ongoing medical, mental, and personal services available to those in the Central Florida community still suffering from the Pulse nightclub tragedy.
Donating their time to share this important message are prominent Central Florida personalities; Jorge Estevz, news anchor for WFTV Channel 9, Joey Fatone, N’Sync star and creator of Fat One’s Hot Dogs and Italian Ice. Additional participants include Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, District 4 City Commissioner Patty Sheehan, and District 2 City Commissioner Tony Ortiz. Music legend Melissa Etheridge has graciously agreed to the use of her song Pulse to underscore the soundtrack.
“Studies show that it can take three to five years for a community to recover from a tragedy like this.” says Robert Hargrove, Two Spirit Health Services COO. “It’s important for people to know that these organizations are still administering services to those in need.”
The Public Service Announcement is made possible through a grant from The Citrix Orlando Victims Assistance Fund which was formed in the aftermath of Pulse by the Florida based software programming and security company, Citrix. Learn more about The Citrix Orlando Victims Assistance Fund here: https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2017/03/10/citrix-orlando-victims-fund-raises-50000-for-lgbt-nonprofits/
Points of interest:
• Two Spirit Health Services (http://twospirithealth.org/) was on the front lines after the Pulse tragedy, coordinating mental health services. They continue to offer mental health counseling, free, or on a sliding fee scale, for anyone in the community still feeling affected by the tragedy.
• Proyecto Somos Orlando (http://somosorlando.info/), created by the Hispanic Federation in partnership with other local Latino-led institutions, provides assistance with case management, crisis intervention, mental health services, and more to those affected in the communities in which they live.
• The United Orlando Assistance Center (http://www.cityoforlando.net/hope/) continues providing direct case management assistance to survivors that were in the Pulse nightclub, and to the families of those killed.