How often do you see a stretch Limousine carrying a smiling blonde woman dressed from head to toe in pink, stopping through the area known as Buena Vista/Little Haiti?
For some it seems an odd site, but not for those who live here. Community Advocate Carol Storms has been a a fixture in this community for years and many of her neighbors look forward to her limo visits.
When they arrive Carol and her volunteers pass out T-shirts, greet residents, and more importantly engage them in real life discussions about issues they care about.
Storms is President of the non -profit BADAZZ Foundation 501c3, and a self-described champion of communities. She sees beauty and potential where others have lost hope.
For more than a decade her army of BADAZZ volunteers, which includes youth and brand ambassadors, has turned several of Miami’s abandoned and blighted homes into beautiful what she refers to as, “BADAZZ Crybs.”
Storms is concerned that not enough people in power are coming to neighborhoods like Little Haiti and Buena Vista to engage in meaningful dialogue with residents. “There are a lot of annoying talking babble heads on TV and Radio who never visit these neighborhoods and speak with residents. They have their own agendas and that’s why so many people are distrustful and have given up hope,” Storms said.
“BADAZZ Foundation aims to make a difference with our beautification and restoration efforts and do our part to help empower residents by bringing their issues to light,” she added.
This year Storms and her volunteers drove to little Haiti with a special election message; a call for unity in what has been a very contentious election environment.
“Not everyone is going to agree who should be in office,” Storms said, but there should be zero tolerance for discrimination and hatred.”
And she shared the BADAZZ Mantra….
We dont discriminate
We dont fabricate
We educate to celebrate no hate
It’s a message we think everyone can get behind!
Learn more about BADAZZ Foundation at www.badazzfoundation.org
To interview Carol Storms of BADAZZ Foundation contact Tandi Wilder at
She Got Game Media (305) 520–9703 or email@example.com