FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Heather Fagan 407.246.3423
Cassandra Lafser (407) 246-2182
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Participates
in His 100th Work-along
Mayor Dyer will Work-Along
with the Orlando Police Department to Install
Air Conditioning Units in Resident Homes
When Mayor Dyer took office in 2003, one of
his first actions was to better understand how each of the City
departments and divisions operate. To do this, he launched his work-alongs
where he worked alongside City employees assisting them with their daily
functions in their respective jobs.
In 2009, Mayor Dyer transitioned his series of work-alongs to also focus
on community service related events as part of his Strengthen Orlando
initiative to encourage citizens to get involved and continually give
back to their community.
Now after picking up garbage alongside solid waste employees to serving
meals for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House to installing
free smoke detectors in resident homes with the Orlando Fire Department,
Mayor Dyer will participate in his 100th work-along, combining the two
major themes of his “work-alongs” with City staff and giving back to our
This Friday, March 30th, for his 100th work-along, Mayor Dyer will work
alongside Orlando Police Chief Paul Rooney and Orlando Police Department
officers to install window air conditioning units in homes of elderly
residents in Orlando’s Parramore community.
Installing these air conditioning units before the heat of Florida’s
summer arrives will provide elderly residents added protection against
heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses.
Mayor Dyer will assist in unfastening and removal of any non-working
window air conditioning unit, placing the new unit into the window,
fastening the unit to brackets and sealing the unit using
weather-stripping for the outside and caulking for the inside.
The units were donated by Moms Remembered, a local organization that
helps elderly “moms” remain self-sufficient and in their own homes. To
date, the organization has donated 75 window air conditioning units to
needy, elderly mothers.
Friday, March 30 at 1:00 p.m.
Resident Lutherine Mays Home
743 Oakwood Street
Orlando, FL 32805