Employees of Discovery Senior Living, Bonita Springs, FL, recently came together to deliver much-needed supplies to those struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Louisiana. Supplies included personal care items, emergency supplies, water, food, clothing and cleaning supplies.
Cassidy Kramer, business development specialist at Discovery Commons at Brandenton, Bradenton, FL, spearheaded the delivery of the items. The Manatee County School District, the community’s local business partner, also pitched in with portable air conditioners.
“This whole thing started off as just filling up my SUV with emergency supplies, but that quickly changed,” Kramer said. “Pictures don’t do justice to the devastation.”
Over Labor Day weekend, Kramer and her husband, Steve, drove the two trucks from the company’s corporate headquarters to The Cross Church in Terrebonne Parish, LA. The senior living community’s charitable arm, Discovery Makes a Difference, covered the entirety of the truck rental and transportation costs.
Upon arrival, they distributed the supplies and food to the local residents. Kramer and her husband finished their trip at The Trace Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Covington, LA, providing employees with food, water and other necessities.