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Contribution of Amigos for Kids

Location: Washington, DC

CONTRIBUTION OF AMIGOS FOR KIDS -- (House of Representatives - June 15, 2004)

(Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN. Mr. Speaker, our children are the hope of our world. "Los ninos son la esperanza del mundo," said Jose Marti, the Cuban freedom fighter; and from humble beginnings that helped to form their character, they become tomorrow's leaders.

Amigos for Kids, a most worthy nonprofit organization in my hometown of Miami, Florida, is helping our precious youth to realize their true potential, a potential that may never have been uncovered without the intervention of such esteemed individuals such as Jorge Plasencia, a dear friend of mine and cofounder of the organization.

Jorge is an outstanding member of our south Florida community and founded Amigos in response to the diverse needs of the abused, neglected, and less fortunate children and their families. Throughout his 13-year history, Amigos has come to the aid of many of the children through education, prevention and community involvement. Jorge's hard work with Amigos is a testament to his strength and unwavering commitment to our cherished children.

Muchisimas Gracias, Jorge. Thank you so much for your help to our south Florida's children.

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