In January 2019, Life Care Center of the South Shore in Scituate, Massachusetts, partnered with the Scituate Community Food Bank to collect donations for individuals and families in their community who are on the edge of poverty.
“Recently I went on a church mission trip to Biloxi, Mississippi, where I visited a community on the brink of poverty,” said Kathy Behm, director of community relations and patient experience at the facility. “I met people whose stories hit so close to home for me, and I learned that families struggling with poverty and homelessness didn’t look much different than my family or anyone else’s family. So when I was asked to head up this project, it was under the condition that we make an ongoing relationship to those in our community who are in need.”
The facility collected 30 tubes of toothpaste and 30 bottles of dish soap. It is also currently collecting bar soap and tissues to help combat cold and flu season.
“We are all vulnerable,” said Behm. “As secure as we believe we are, things happen. That sense of security can be gone in an instant. We at Life Care Center of the South Shore are truly committed to the community we serve and wish to care for our friends and neighbors when they are in their greatest need. No one should be worried about going without.”