Formerly the president of Main Street Engineering in Miami, Florida, William Pino is a leader in outdoor municipal lighting. Alongside his involvement with lighting system development and sales, William Pino enjoys making charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations including the Miami Rescue Mission.
The Miami Rescue Mission has been serving the people of Florida’s Broward County since 1922. It offers safe shelter, meals, employment assistance, and other crucial support services to more than 1,300 men, women, and families in need in the greater Miami community every day.
Donating your lightly used household goods is one simple way to help the Miami Rescue Mission. Some of these goods are used in Mission programming, while others are sold to generate revenue for the organization. The Mission currently needs a wide range of basic household items. In addition to clothing for people of all ages, it is specifically seeking home and lawn furniture, appliances, tools, and vehicles.
The Miami Rescue Mission will pick up items at no cost to donors and donated items are tax-deductible. To schedule a pickup, visit www.miamirescuemission.com or call 1-800-817-HOPE.
The founder and current president of Main Street Engineering, located in Miami, Florida, William Pino was formerly the vice president of Power & Lighting Systems, Inc., also in Miami, where he worked for 14 years. In his free time, William Pino enjoys playing ping-pong.
Very few sports can boast to having created a diplomatic opening between hostile countries. In 1971, while the Cold War was continuing between the West and the communist powers, and the US was embroiled in the Vietnam War, an American ping-pong team was playing a tournament in Japan and was then invited by a Chinese squad to play an exhibition match in China.
These were the first Americans invited to China since the communist takeover in 1949. President Nixon considered this opening to be a great opportunity to thaw relations, and he sent Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to China after the ping-pong match to negotiate a presidential visit. Seven months later, Nixon made the trip, and the meetings were so successful that he called his visit “the week that changed the world.”
In his most recent position as president of Florida Lighting & Traffic in Miami, Florida, William Pino ensured that his efforts toward sales, promotion, and marketing within the company led to securing contracts that further grew the business. When he is not involved with work, William Pino donates to the Miami Rescue Mission.
The Miami Rescue Mission offers several programs that benefit those who are homeless or live in underserved communities with limited resources in the Miami area. One of the programs the mission offers is known as Cover Girls, which provides mentorship for women and girls who may be experiencing issues such as an abusive home life.
Cover Girls helps these individuals by letting them know they are not alone. Members who offer assistance to women and girls may be involved in activities such as being a mentor, providing financial help through the program, and sharing their successes, such as landing a job or celebrating a birthday. These individuals meet with their mentees at least two times a month.