BOCA RATON, Fla. — With hurricane season already here, a local organization is working to ensure our vulnerable neighbors are prepared.
On Sunday, 65 Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Services volunteers collected 1,000 hurricane preparedness bags and distributed them to seniors living in Boca Raton and Delray Beach.
Each bag contains non-perishable food, water, flashlights, a can opener, and other resources.
This is part of the JFS Hurricane Preparedness program and is conducted each year to ensure everyone is prepared for a potential storm.
“We have many at-risk seniors in our community who don’t have family living locally,” said Danielle Hartman, president and CEO, Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Services. “We’re also including our vulnerable seniors who may not be in our pantry but live at or below the poverty line to give them what they couldn’t afford now given inflation and the cost of groceries right now.”
In addition to distributing relief supplies, the JFS Storm Response Team also checks in with seniors who register with the agency before and after a storm to ensure they have everything they need to stay safe.
If you would like to support their mission or are a senior living alone in Boca Raton or Delray Beach and would like to register, click here for more information.