6th Annual Beach Cleanup in Pompano Honors Gina Rose Montalto
5th Annual Beach Cleanup in 2023 {Courtesy Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation}

By Agrippina Fadel

In honor of Gina Rose Montalto, one of the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, her family is hosting its sixth Annual Beach Cleanup in Pompano.

“The annual beach cleanup organized by the Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation is an opportunity for the community to come together and remember what a beautiful soul our daughter Gina was,” said her mom, Jennifer Montalto, adding that Gina loved spending time with friends and family and always enjoyed bringing people together, especially if it was for a good cause.

Gina’s father, Tony Montalto, said his daughter admired the beauty and life of the sea as she snorkeled and loved the beach and freedom of the waves as a surfer.

“We are thankful for the support of our South Florida community as they join our family for this event,” he added.

Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation, set up by her parents, helps students with the cost of post-secondary education and makes charitable donations to causes Gina supported.

Held on Sunday, February 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier, the community event is also an opportunity to receive service hours.

The participants can get additional service hours by donating “fun-size” non-chocolate candy or gift cards to Walmart, Target, Publix, and Amazon to help support the foundation’s 7th Annual Egg My Lawn event this spring.

Pompano Beach Fishing Pier is located at 222 North Pompano Blvd. Please wear your Gina shirt and remember to bring gloves and bags for collecting garbage.

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Agrippina Fadel
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Agrippina Fadel grew up in Siberia and received her master's in journalism from Tyumen State University. Agrippina is also a writer and editor at Draftsy.net. She has been a US resident for over ten years and speaks English and Russian.
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