Associates at Lakeside Health Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, recently took part in Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas.
While the storm mostly passed by the United States, it battered the Caribbean islands, especially the Bahamas.
“Many of our staff members have loved ones living in the Bahamas,” shared Lisa Turner, executive director. “The very next day after the hurricane, Maria Major, our environmental director; Sabrina Pryce, our activities director; and Jose Turrubiates, our maintenance assistant, came to me with their hearts on fire wanting to do something.”
Associates set up a relief drive, collecting items such as bottled water, diapers, baby wipes, baby food, juice, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, paper towels, tissue and disinfecting wipes. After two weeks, on Sept. 17, the facility took a trailer filled with the donations to The Eagles Foundation (a locally based disaster relief organization) to distribute to those in need in the Bahamas.