Devereux Florida youth, staff gather supplies for residents of the Bahamas impacted by Hurricane Dorian
After learning about the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, youth and staff at Devereux Florida were spurred to action.
The group joined forces with students from a local private school to gather food and supplies and write notes of encouragement for those in need.
learning about the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, youth
and staff at Devereux Advanced
Behavioral Health Florida were spurred to action.
group joined forces with students from a local, private school to gather food
and supplies, and write notes of encouragement for those in need.
destruction left behind by this hurricane weighed heavy on our hearts,” said
Devereux Florida Director of External Affairs Lindsey Phillips. “Some of the individuals we serve, as well as our
staff, have loved ones living in the Bahamas, while others have suffered
tremendous loss and trauma as a result of previous storms. We wanted to do
something to help our neighbors, the wonderful people of the Bahamas, and this
provided the perfect opportunity to teach our youth about the importance of
Working together to
lend a helping hand
preparation for the storm which, at one point, was heading directly for the
Sunshine State, Devereux Florida purchased supplies, including non-perishable
food items, bottled water, hygiene kits and children’s activity books. Youth
and staff boxed up the unused supplies and created cards with messages of
support for residents of the Bahamas. Students from the local school donated additional
to a coordinated effort between central Florida lawmakers, including state Reps. Scott Plakon and Anna Eskamani, former Rep. Bob Cortes, and commuter airline Air Unlimited, Devereux Florida’s supplies, along with
hundreds of boxes of donations from the community, were delivered to the
was such a meaningful way for our individuals to get involved and experience
the intrinsic rewards of assisting others,” Phillips explained. “Our youth felt
compelled to lend a helping hand and learned what it means to be true servant
leaders by putting the needs of others first.”
a video of Devereux Florida
youth working together to support hurricane relief efforts. Learn
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