Big-Hearted PBSO Deputies Bring Joy to Children in Tough TimesZimichi
Sometimes we interact with people during the worst moments of their lives, giving us the opportunity to really make a difference.
We responded to an address in Wellington where three children were being removed from their parents and home due to serious safety concerns. The Department of Children and Families (DCF) Investigator requested to use PBSO Wellington’s office as a staging area while arraignments where to place the children with a relative or foster care. The deputies got them pizza and collected blankets and pillows from their home to accommodate them. The Investigator working to find a place for the children located their grandmother who lived in Port Saint Lucie. She was willing to take the children but did not know how she was going to make ends meet. The oldest child was uncertain of their future since their grandmother had very little so we asked her to make a list of items they might need. Without hesitation, all the shift deputies donated cash for a Walmart shopping trip. The Deputies purchased blankets, pillows, shampoo, toothbrushes, baby soap, diapers, food, and other items the three girls might need. When done, the deputies rushed to meet with the DCF Investigator and the children who were waiting in the parking lot. The investigator was overwhelmed with joy. The children thanked the deputies and they were taken to their grandmother.
We don’t always have the opportunity to do this kind of acts, but we are committed to continue to serve and build strong relationships with our community. We wish this family the absolute best.