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A Miami-Dade commissioner teamed up with local businesses and organizations to give away 1,000 SunPass mini-transponders Tuesday morning.
Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz handed out the transponders beginning at 7 a.m. to the first 1,000 motorists who passed through the 97th Avenue toll plaza on State Road 836.
Included with 500 of the transponders was a voucher for $10 worth of credits.
"It's kind of nice, you see the tweets and the Facebook, and people say, 'well, you could be doing other things too.' But, you know what? We do this because we want to do it," Diaz said.
The giveaway is part of the third annual "14 Days of Neighborly Love - Inspiring Random Acts of Kindness" tradition begun by Diaz.
On Saturday, Diaz gave away free safety bicycle lights and discount cards from Mack Cycle & Fitness. Other events include a food giveaway at Centro A.F.E., a free movie night at North Trail Park, and donating goods to a local women's shelter.
"In this time of the year when we celebrate love, I’m pleased to again be able to bring this initiative to District 12 residents, and I thank all the businesses who have agreed to participate in random acts of kindness that will inspire more of us to be better neighbors to one another," Diaz said in a statement.
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