Orlando United Day – A Day of Love and Kindness

Orlando United Day

ORLANDO, Fla. – Community gatherings and volunteer activities will take place on Monday, June 12 as part of “Orlando United Day” to commemorate those who senselessly lost their lives at the Pulse Nightclub one year ago.

Since that tragic and horrifying night, the city of Orlando has bonded together. The love, care and kindness shown in the past year has fortified the entire community.

The series of organized events scheduled for Monday will be a day of congregation and compassion. People will gather with the purpose of honoring the victims and showing continued support for the survivors.

Here is a detailed list of the various community gatherings and volunteer opportunities on June 12:

One Orlando Collection and Digital Gallery

Time: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Location: Orange County Regional History Center
65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801

Description: Displays of items collected at Pulse memorial sites in their current state in preservation. Curated pieces feature community artwork and international support.

Unveiling of the Sea-to-Sea Flag

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Orange County Administration Center
400 E South St, Orlando, FL 32801

Description: At the direction and request of Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Section 93 of the legendary Sea-to-Sea Rainbow Flag was originally displayed in tribute to the lives taken at Pulse and in support of freedom lovers worldwide.

Reflections and Remembrance

Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: Pulse Nightclub
1912 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32806

Description: Community speakers, reflective prayers, a reading of the 49 names, a display of 49 wreaths and music by Violectric. The Inspiration Orlando mural, our Angel Force, Hang-a-Heart, Stars of Hope and comfort dogs will be present.

Orlando Love: Remembering Our Angels

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Lake Eola Park Amphitheater
512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801

Description: Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Orlando Commissioner Patty Sheehan, host a remembrance ceremony that includes remarks, musical performances by Olga Tañón and Sisaundra Lewis, and a reading of the 49 names.

Moments of Hope and Healing

Time: 10 p.m. – Midnight

Location: Pulse Nightclub
1912 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32806

Description: A series of prayer, live music, inspirational dance and reflection.

Open House

Time: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Zebra Coalition
911 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Description: Visit the Drop-in Center to learn about how you can support LGBT+ youth through the Zebra Quest experience. To RSVP, click here or email info@zebrayouth.org.

OneBlood

Visit www.oneblood.org and search by zip code

Description: Donate blood. Each whole blood donation has the potential to save up to three lives. For more information and to make an appointment, visit www.oneblood.org or call the Main Donor Center at (407) 248-5009

Pulse Memorial Hunger Project

Time: 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Location: Feeding Children Everywhere
830 S Ronald Reagan Blvd, #142
Longwood, FL 32750

Description: Help to package 10,000 meals in honor of the 49 victims — for a total of 490,000 meals. The nutritious meals will be distributed to the victims’ home countries, helping to transform this day of despair into a day of love and service.

Orlando Love: Remembering Our Angels

Time: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Location: Lake Eola Park Amphitheater
512 E Washington St
Orlando, FL 32801

Description: Help to set up and support the event by assisting with crowd control, seating, etc.