Hearts for the Homeless Gainesville was founded in 2017 by Ranya Awad and Mary Cobty. After the first chapter in Orlando was created, H4H president Andrew Aboujaoude wanted to expand the organization after seeing the good it was doing for the homeless community. Ranya Awad, one of Andrew’s presidential directors, was put in charge of bringing the organization to a second area located in Gainesville with her best friend Mary Cobty leading it. It was done through researching local food shares and clinics in the area willing to aid the homeless they serve. After the Gainesville chapter’s creation and success, the idea of expansion wasn’t so hard anymore and the H4H dream of helping the homeless was being further fulfilled.

Hearts for the Homeless Gainesville Team

Melanie Bustamante, President

Ava Durina, Vice President

Nadia Kabbej, Secretary

Bosco Cheung, Treasurer

Jade Davis, Medical Information Officer

Sabrina Ray, Medical Information Officer

Alejandra Ruiz, Recruitment Officer

Feba Mathew, Recruitment Officer

Emma Scott, Community Outreach Officer

Melissa Arencibia, Member Coordinator Officer

Joseph Chomiak, Member Coordinator Officer