At a press conference held on Monday, December 11, 2017 at the Sales Gallery of The Estates at Acqualina, a brand new ultra-luxury residential development in Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach, Jules Trump, owner/developer of The Estates at Acqualina, Laura and Jorge Posada and Derek Jeter officially announced their partnership and efforts in helping families affected by the recent hurricanes.
As The Estates at Acqualina begins the process of transforming the site into the highly anticipated residential development, existing furniture and other household items will be donated to Laura and Jorge Posada’s designated charity, Foundation for Puerto Rico, to assist island residents affected by Hurricane Maria, and to Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation to assist families who have relocated to Miami from Puerto Rico, and to residents of the Florida Keys affected by Hurricane Irma.
“The Estates at Acqualina is donating everything from beds, dressers and tables and chairs to lamps, refrigerators, microwave ovens and Flat Screen TVs,” said the Posadas. “All the furniture will be delivered to families in the beginning of 2018 and we are confident that we will truly make a difference for thousands of families in need.”
“Laura and Jorge Posada have been at the forefront of the efforts to raise money and deliver essential supplies to the people of Puerto Rico since the hurricanes and Derek Jeter will be helping families here in South Florida,” said Jules Trump. “We know that the Posadas working with Derek Jeter will ensure that the furniture will reach people who truly need it.”
“The furniture that The Estates at Acqualina has donated today will do an enormous amount of good for families affected by the recent hurricanes in the Florida Keys, as well as those who were forced to relocate from Puerto Rico to Miami,” said Jeter. “The Turn 2 Foundation is proud to help with this effort, and we thank the team at The Estates at Acqualina and the Posadas for their allowing us to be a part of it.”
The majority of the furniture being distributed by Turn 2 will go to the Miami Dade College Foundation, which has an initiative to help families who were forced to relocate from Puerto Rico to Miami. The two Foundations are working together to ensure that these kids are still able to receive an education. Turn 2 Foundation will also be donating a total of $100,000 towards the relief efforts.
Trump added, “Interesting to note that Derek and Jorge are not the first Yankees to put this property on the map. During its prime, this property was famously known as the preferred vacation spot for a young baseball player named Babe Ruth. It’s only fitting that these two modern day New York Yankees legends are continuing a Yankees tradition here by leading us all in an act of community service consistent with the values of their organizations.”