President Bill Clinton Visits Liberty City for Community Service Project - NBC 6 South Florida

President Bill Clinton Visits Liberty City for Community Service Project

President Bill Clinton Stops in South Florida to Help Restore Liberty City

Former President Bill Clinton stopped in South Florida to help volunteers with community work in Liberty City. (Published Sunday, March 8, 2015)

Former President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea Clinton stopped in South Florida for a community service project in Liberty City on Sunday.

The Clinton Global Initiative partnered with the Miami Children's initiative to help repair parts of Liberty City's "impact zone."

Their mission is to create a community-based network that develops, coordinates, and provides quality education, accessible health care, youth development programs, opportunities for employment, and safe neighborhoods for the residents of Liberty City, according to a news release.

Volunteers were up early painting murals, doors and park benches.

"Oh my goodness, I’m almost in tears with the president and Chelsea Clinton being in this community," said Cecilia Gutierrez from the Miami Children's initiative.

Residents and volunteers snapped selfies with the former President. He later helped paint a basketball court at Charles R. Drew Elementary.

"It is significant. It means that this work that we are doing in Liberty City got the attention of someone who is so powerful, so significant in our history, in our culture, in our nation, internationally. That says a lot about what we’re doing," Gutierrez said.

The Miami Children’s Initiative will continue to repair the city with more community service projects.

  

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