When our community was faced with hate we responded with love. Together, we showed the world that Orlando is a compassionate City. And as our City continues to heal, it remains important that we renew our commitment to support and help each other.
During this week’s meeting, the Orlando City Council signed the Charter for Compassion and unanimously adopted a resolution designating Orlando as a Compassionate City. By signing the charter, Orlando joins the more than 50 countries, 70 cities and two million individuals across the globe who have committed to working together to embrace and apply compassionate solutions.
As a City for Everyone, Orlando has a long history of establishing partnerships, which have supported the development of services and programs that were built on the foundation of compassion. Every day, our residents demonstrate compassion so many ways, like volunteering as a mentor in our Parramore Kidz Zone program, participating in a community garden that provides fresh fruits and vegetables to their neighbors or serving on a committee that helps connect veterans to valuable resources.
I encourage our residents, businesses and organizations to sign the Charter for Compassion and learn more about Orlando’s services and programs that support this movement.
– Buddy Dyer, Mayor