PBSO Helps Family Who Lost it All in a Fire

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PBSO Helps Family Who Lost it All in a Fire

Over the Thanksgiving break, a fire destroyed the Quinones’ apartment and they lost it all: clothes, beds, shoes and even their bicycles that were on the porch. However, they didn’t lose hope.

Even though they were first traumatized when they got to the scene of the fire because they thought their 16-years old son was in the apartment. Fortunately, they later found out Joel was at a friend’s house at the time and nobody was hurt.

The family is currently staying with friends, but they were experiencing economic hardship to be able to put the money together to rent another apartment. Hope Centennial School provided the students with uniforms, backpacks and supplies but they were still in need of a place to call home.

On Monday, Community Policing Unit, along with other community organization, met with the Quinones Family at Hope Centennial Elementary School.

Palm Beach County Sheriff Foundation ($3,000), The Rodriguez Charity Inc. ($1,000) and Women Empowering Women Ministry ($300) donated a total of $4,300 to the Quinones Family. In addition, we were able to collect gift cards from Publix, TJ Maxx, Target and Walmart for the holidays.

The generous donation will go a long way to help the family find a new place to call home. Palm Beach County Sheriff Office would like to thank everyone who donated to the Quinones Family.

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