Assistant public defender newsworthy for her volunteer work
Rebekka Haggard, a felony attorney, was featured in The Florida Bar News in November. She was included in a picture and cutline about the Dade County Trial Lawyers Association building a house for a family in Little Haiti.
She was among more than 20 volunteers who spent a Saturday working for Habitat for Humanity. The volunteers painted, routed, drilled, hammered and celebrated at the end of the day, the cutline said.
Our office has also formed a team of volunteers to help build homes for Habitat, a nonprofit organization that builds home for families that otherwise cannot afford them.
To date, at least 30 volunteers have signed up, says Corlette Floyd, director of support services.
It is heartwarming to see our employees give up their personal time to help people in need, Corlette says. We are helping to building two houses, one in Overtown and the other in Cutler Ridge in April and May. Our individual efforts can make a big difference.