Atlanta's Dreams Across The Sea Gala to Update Medical Facilities in Haiti

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(L to R) Max Anderson and Aungelique Proctor, Yvette and Garvin Stewart.
(L to R) Max Anderson and Aungelique Proctor, Yvette and Garvin Stewart at last year's event.

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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (July 30, 2013) – Food For The Poor’s 6th annual Caribbean-themed Dreams Across The Sea Gala, presented by W Atlanta-Midtown, will be Saturday, Sept. 28.

Brenda Wood, co-anchor for 11 Alive News and The Daily 11, will serve as the gala’s master of ceremonies. The Emmy-award winning anchor said she is honored to be associated with Dreams Across The Sea Gala.

Guests will enjoy an elegant evening of exceptional dining, live music, dancing and a silent auction. Bidding on silent auction prizes, such as electronics, jewelry, luxury vacations, golf outings and dining packages, offers opportunities for guests to support the cause. A six-day, five-night stay at the luxurious Beach & Golf Resort Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, is one of the silent auction prizes.

“Making a difference is one of the greatest privileges we enjoy,” said Saurel Quettan, a gala co-chairman. “I know exactly how my money will be used when I donate to Food For The Poor. I have also had the opportunity to travel to Haiti, where I touched and interacted directly with the people who benefited from my time and treasure.”

Dreams Across The Sea Gala Co-Chairmen are Surel Quettan and Garvin Stewart. Additional committee members include Dr. Paula Nelson Adesokan, Scott and Kari Bardowell, Verlyn Britton, Treza Brooms-Johnson, Ed Buckley, Chris Curry, Gina Frasier, Nekeidra Frederick, Jean Hanges, Sheryl McCalla, Sylvia McClure, Marie-Ann Perez, Dr. Jason Regis, and Michelle Wattley.

Dreams Across The Sea Gala proceeds will deliver life-saving medical resources and clean water to Haiti. For additional information about sponsorship opportunities and tickets, please call, 1-888-404-4248 or visit

Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.  For more information, please visit


Jennifer Leigh Oates

Food For The Poor
Public Relations
954-427-2222 x 6054