BOCA RATON, Fla. -
As part of their continued dedication to community service, the Florida Atlantic University women’s basketball team spent two days in July pitching in at Boca Helping Hands.
On their first visit, the Owls helped other volunteers unload a food truck. The team provided specified amounts of food to members of the community based on their level of need and then helped them load their cars.
“No matter where you come from, it's always great to help a community in need,” said junior guard Jamaria Williams. “Ultimately a person may always give back to or help out others. If one feels a community is in need of help, then they should support that community and its people in the best way they can.”
On Saturday, July 29, the team went back to lend a hand in the warehouse unloading inventory. A group of players also served free lunch to families and individuals that came to get a hot meal.
“The experience that I have had at Boca Helping Hands made me appreciate the life I have now,” said senior forward Sasha Cedeño. “Sometimes I say I have a hard life, and sometimes I complain about things when in reality I should be grateful for all the things I do have. It is a great opportunity for everyone to volunteer to better understand how blessed you really are.”
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About Boca Helping Hands
Boca Helping Hands provides food, medical and financial assistance to meet basic human needs as well as education, job training and guidance to create self-sufficiency.