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SALT in the news

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March 2nd, 2022

Moved by faith, Eric Camarillo helps build a lifeline for people living on the streets

“At the time, he came to me for personal advice,” said Portelli, the mayor’s advisor. “The organization was doing well, but it was not super-solidly funded yet, and I knew he had gotten married, and I didn’t think it was the best idea [to quit his Amazon job]. He did it anyway. That was really a demonstration of his faith in the mission. Every minute of every day, he lives his faith.”

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By: Orlando Sentinel

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April 15th, 2021

April 15th Proclaimed SALT Day in Orlando FL by Mayor Buddy Dyer

At the ribbon cutting ceremony for the first of its kind laundry trailer in Orlando Florida, Mayor Buddy Dyer, declared April 15th to be SALT (Service and Love Together) Day for the city of Orlando!

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By: City of Orlando

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October 8th, 2020

Helping the Homeless

in Florida

Eric Camarillo, 31, is running the biggest mobile homeless center in Orlando, Florida — a ministry he started nine years ago as a way to get young Adventists involved in community service.

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By: Spectrum Magazine

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January 12th, 2020

OUC debuts energy-efficient showers for homeless citizens around Orlando

The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) said that they have partnered with SALT Outreach Inc. to provide energy-efficient showers to homeless citizens around Orlando. Engineers with OUC reportedly worked with SALT to retrofit the trailer with four solar panels to provide about 60 showers per charge.

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By: Fox 35 Orlando

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February 20th, 2019

UCF Student Spearheads Nonprofit Dedicated to Addressing Homelessness in Orlando

“I thought I would do all of these things when I graduated in order to have an impact on people,” he says, “but why not do something now?”

Camarillo has used what he’s learned in the classroom to grow the organization and support the community.

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By: University of Central Florida

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July 19th, 2021

Mobile outreach center expanding to address rise in homelessness

SALT Outreach President Eric Camarillo, who founded the organization in 2011, says the group helps fill gaps between what local homeless people need and services other local aid groups are able to provide.

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By: Spectrum News 13

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April 15th, 2021

Orlando Non Profit SALT Rolls Out Laundry Trailer

Camarillo says the laundry trailer is one of a number of trailers stationed at the Christian Service Center in downtown Orlando. They also provide clothing, haircuts, showers and other services.

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By: NPR WFME 90.7

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September 28th, 2020

UCF students aid local nonprofit SALT

When a group of students saw local nonprofits struggling with issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, they decided to help out the Orlando community.

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By: UCF's NSM Today

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April 29th, 2019

Everyday Hero: UCF Grad Creates Organization to Help The Homeless

"The idea for something like SALT came to mind," he explained. "Where we encourage and empower young adults to start their own outreach project and help support them to help it to grow."

SALT, or Service and Love Together, has grown since Camarillo founded it in 2011.

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By: Spectrum News 13

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August 23rd, 2018

Group hopes Shower Trailer can help combat homelessness in Downtown Orlando

A shower trailer will soon be available to homeless people in downtown Orlando. Eric Camarillo -- president of SALT, which stands for Service and Love Together -- said he hopes it will change lives. "We've done surveys with the homeless, and some who are actively looking for a job haven't showered in three months," he said. "You can't get a job if you can't shower."

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By: WFTV Channel 9 News

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April 15th, 2021

Mobile Laundry Services for the Homeless introduced to Orlando FL

The laundry trailer has six commercial washers and dryers and will provide free laundry service to ensure those experiencing homelessness have access to clean clothing.

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By: Fox 35 Orlando

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October 27th, 2020

Orlando nonprofit SALT gets $250K grant 

As a wave of unemployment and evictions swells up on Central Florida’s horizon, Orlando is investing in homeless outreach groups to help those most affected by the economic implications of COVID-19.

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By: Orlando Sentinel

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March 10th, 2020

FUMC hosts SALT Outreach shower trailer 

SALT Outreach is helping the homeless through their SALT Shower Trailer. They partnered with Downtown Orlando’s First United Methodist Church hosted the SALT Shower Trailer for the first time on Tuesday, March 10th as the COVID19 pandemic was beginning to worsen in Orlando.

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By: The Community Paper

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April 19th, 2019

Freshening up the homeless, Orlando group 'SALT' creates mobile hygiene center for upcoming interviews

Mario Perez doesn’t have a car to take him places or a home to call his own.

But he nailed down a job interview this week, and he’s going to look sharp for it, thanks to SALT; a Christian millennial group of volunteers dedicated to helping Orlando’s homeless freshen up.

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By: Orlando Sentinel