ACTS puts food into action
Residents and staff from three Boca Raton ACTS Retirement-Life Communities, St. Andrews Estates North, South and Edgewater Pointe Estates, along with the southern division corporate office recently collected 1,800 pounds of food for Boca Helping Hands.
ACTS is a non-profit, faith-based organization that builds, owns and manages retirement communities throughout the east coast.
“It’s unfortunate how desperate area soup kitchens are for donations right now,” said Susan George, said St. Andrews Estates South Executive Director
“We feel blessed to have the means to give back to those less fortunate. Residents want to do it again next year,” said Eric Elfus, Executive Director at Edgewater Pointe.
In total, nearly 13,000 residents and employees from ACTS locations nationwide participated in the food drive, collecting approximately 13 tons or 26,000 pounds of food that was distributed to 13 different food banks in Alabama, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
“I am proud that our residents and employees throughout the ACTS family rallied around this effort to assist others in their local communities in such a big way,” said Marvin Mashner, ACTS president and CEO. Since the late 1970s ACTS Boca communities have offered resort-style retirement living in private residences with guaranteed access to assisted living and skilled nursing care through ACTS’ life care program.
For more information, call 561-362-8377 or visit www.ACTSretirement.com.