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Our Mission

Our simple mission is to connect those in need with those who can help. Using a combination of resource development, collaboration with service providers and the power of media, we empower our neighbors to use the talents, time and money they have to help others.

Connecting those in need.

We've been doing that for the South Florida community since 1992.

Originally created in 1992 in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew by WCIX – Channel 6 as a relief effort. "Rebuilding: Neighbors Helping Neighbors" consisted of a 15-line phone bank, staffed 18 hours daily with volunteers and station personnel. News reporters and anchors broadcasting live from the phone bank would tell viewers to call the phone bank if they were storm victims or if they simply wanted to help. Special reports profiling affected families and volunteer efforts also served to motivate viewers into action. The response was overwhelming and the phone bank quickly became a tool in assisting those in crisis.

With the power of television as one of its greatest assets, we quickly expanded its services beyond hurricane relief and evolved into one of the most effective vehicles for connecting those in need with those who can help, and forging strong relationships with community and business leaders willing to tackle difficult issues. As South Florida recovered, Neighbors Helping Neighbors became Neighbors 4 Neighbors, a separate 501c3 nonprofit that continued to be important resource for all individuals and families facing every-day crises.

Research of local television viewers proves, year after year, that Neighbors 4 Neighbors is the most identifiable public service organization in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market. South Florida viewers know Neighbors 4 Neighbors, consider it important, and respond to it in a remarkable way.

With a staff of dedicated professionals and scores of volunteers, we can launch an immediate and effective community response to any emergency. Born from a natural disaster, supportive South Florida viewers have come to the aid of victims of every major hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flood, accident, terrorist attack, and other major crises where help was needed. Locally, across the U.S. or abroad, our community has been there. Working in partnership with CBS4 and myTV33 News, we also organize a number of campaigns dealing with the issues that dominate local headlines.

$45,967

raised in goods & services for the community pre-COVID-19 in 2020

$452,427

spent on families during 2020 Adopt a Family Campaign

$291,617

in relief for victims and responders of the Surfside Building Collapse

$1,110,012

raised to provide relief & recovery from the impacts of COVID-19

$35,088

raised to pay off Broward County Schools’ lunch debt

$1,213,806

donated to our neighbors in need in the South Florida community in 2020

Our Team

Katy Meagher
Executive Director
Carolina Sanchez
Community Development Coordinator
Kevin Amézaga
IT Specialist
Doug Anderson
Producer

Our Board

Justin Nepola
Chair

Partner Nepola-Yonta Attorneys at Law
Ronald Book, P.A.
Vice Chair

Partner Ronald Book & Associates
Russel Lazega
Secretary

Esquire Florida Advocates, Private Law Firm
Ian Welsch
Treasurer

Founder & CEO Motivational Edge
Cynthia Demos
Spokesperson

Owner & CEO Cynthia Demos Communications
Carlos Cabrera
Member

Esquire Florida Advocates, Private Law Firm
Carlos Flores
Member

AVP Relationship Manager Chase Bank
Ashley Owen
Member

Afternoon Drive Host 104.3 The Shark
Natalia Sol
Member

CEO Sol Strategy Partners
David N. Reece
Member

Community Relations Director LAN Infotech

Programs

Monzon Home Fire

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Comedy 4 A Cause

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Mental Wellness

We're teaming up with the Children's Services Council of Broward County to promote mental

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Neighbors 4 Neighbors is a 501(c)3 organization and we rely on donations from neighbors like you. Consider making a donation to help us continue helping others.

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