Published On: Mon, Jul 18th, 2022

PBSO PAL Program/Deputies & Community Partners as they Hand over a COMPLETED Renovation Home Project to the “HERB Family” Who Lost Everything in a Fire 

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Lake Worth, FL – PBSO Police Athletic League, PAL Program, is a part of the National PAL Organization and a recipient of a Youth Mentoring Grant where yearly we complete a Community Service Project.  This year PBSO PAL is very proud to announce we have taken our project to the next level with the help of some very generous community businesses, making it all possible.

In March 2020, the Herb family suffered a devastating loss when their home in unincorporated Lake Worth was lost in a fire as a result of a faulty charger and battery in the garage.  Paul and Veronica Herb are an elderly couple raising their 33-year-old son who is wheelchair dependent suffering from Cerebral Palsy.  The Herb family has taken guardianship of their 8 and 10 year-old grandsons who lost their mother in 2015.  Through previous monetary donations, furniture/appliances, and services the Herb house has been rebuilt over the last two years. PAL stepped in completing this project in hopes of allowing the Herb family to put this ordeal behind them.  Our goal is the Herb family can now enjoy their home and time together. We also want to help any other family that has lost a part or most of their home due to accidents or natural disasters with the help of home renovation and home addition services.

With close to $50,000 in donations of materials and labor from community businesses that have stepped up partnering with us in this project, we have been able to provide the following:

–         Avante Construction: A concrete pathway from the driveway to the front door, and an additional concrete pathway leading to a side door for an emergency egress (including all construction materials and labor)

–         Lansing Building Products Aluminum: Aluminum framing, screen door, screening, and all associated materials for the newly screened in patio

–         Rx Screening: Labor and construction of screened in patio including doors and aluminum framing

–         Living Water Pool Service: the pool has been cleaned out, installation of a new motor for the pool pump, installing a timer for the pool lights, installation of the pool light compactor/junction box, and the pool leak has been repaired (including all equipment & labor)

–         PBSO Community Policing: a wheelchair ramp has been built and installed (including all materials and labor)

–         Home Depot: the front of the home has been gifted beautiful curb appeal including rocks, plants, pavers, sand bags, edging, concrete paint, fencing, a side stairwell and the American Flag (all items generously donated by Home Depot.) All labor was performed by PAL staff & youth.

PBSO PAL is so proud of this community service project which has been a labor of love, generosity, community, and hard work.  Being able to teach the youth we mentor, “when we come together we can make anything possible” has been one of the greatest gifts we could ever instill within our youth!

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