Disaster struck the islands of Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) with hurricane Maria. We believe our neighbors need our help. A group of us from across Palm Beach County decided to do something together to help. We are Palm Beach County Cares.
Many people in Puerto Rico & USVI lost everything. Many desperately need supplies, food, and more. And the Puerto Rican and USVI families coming to Palm Beach County will need help here too. We are a growing group of citizens, Democrats and Republicans, business owners, and concerned citizens of Palm Beach County, all coming together to help Puerto Rico through the rescue, restocking, and recovery. With a groundswell of support, Palm Beach County Cares has taken a strong stand for USVI and Puerto Rico.
No person is an island. We believe we must help each other cope when disaster strikes. We are a unifying force for good. Puerto Rican & USVI people needed a disaster recovery plan. Thank you for joining hands with us to do just that. Every gift counts. Every item makes a difference to those who have lost or left behind everything. Please do what you can and DONATE today.
Thank you Palm Beach County!
The supplies being requested have been carefully vetted by relief organizations who have boots on the ground.
Palm Beach County Cares is Co-founded by Port Commissioner Katherine Waldron, and Robin Bernstein. Mayor Maria Marino of Palm Beach Gardens Co-Chair, Chris McDermott, Co-Chair Fundraising along with dozens of us!
"It has really been an incredible effort. In less than two weeks, we have been able to create a coordinated effort to give our county residents and businesses a way to show they care..."
Sat 10/14 @ 9:30 AM Katherine Waldron has set up a rescue mission flight to Puerto Rico on Rich Lucibella’s twin engine, 11 seat turboprop plane. One Generator in with 700 lbs of food and life-saving supplies packed the plane, filling every seat. Chris McDermott & Brian Edwards were at the send off.
PBC Cares delivered 700 lbs of food and supplies to rescue Vista Serena Nursing Home with dozens of stranded elderly residents who were quickly running out of food. "You are angels" - gratitude filled thanks returned to PBC Cares from the head nurse!
6 Evacuees rescued filled every available seat! Jessy, Norma, Jose, Marissa, Alexandra (22 yrs old medical student) and Gloria (80 year old Alzheimers sufferer). All Supported each other through the flight from TJIG- Domenici Airport in San Juan until joyfully reunited with family members in Ft. Lauderdale. .
More supplies, more water purifiers, more lives are in need of rescue. Be the hero in this story. See your direct impact! Make a real difference today.
You are the Hope.
Drop Off Boxes By Appointment
2635 Old Okeechobee Road
West Palm Beach, 33409
Contact: Maria Torres 407-489-7807
Drop Off Pallets or Truckloads
By Appointment Only
Carlos Albizu University, Miami Campus
2173 NW 99th Avenue
Miami, FL 33172-2209
Contact: Luis Barreto, Director Finance 305-593-1223 ext 3111
5089 Northlake Blvd.
Drop off Boxes or Pallets by Appointment
Will ship to United Way of USVI, forwarding to St. Croix, St. John's, St. Thomas
Contact: Aquanette 561-707-7210
We Love Our Volunteers!
Watch our volunteers from Lang Management tell us why they volunteer with PBC Cares at the Port of Palm Beach Warehouse.
Thank you To All who Volunteered!