Volunteers Honored for Work on Hurricane Preparation
Published Sunday, January 14, 2007
by Compiled by Minverva Romo



Section: Community News
Page: 3

      Ina Gershenson of Kings Point helped Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service

prepare 5,000 hurricane preparation bags for the occupied units of her development.

    The agency thanked Gershenson and the 100 volunteers for their efforts at a
recognition tea on Tuesday.

    Among them were Morris Gimpelson, Phyllis Berse and Edith Bunis of Kings Point, west
of Delray Beach; Norman Siegelwaks, of Coral Lakes, west of Boynton Beach; Janet MacNeice
of Lake Worth, Muriel Reiffe of Delray Beach, and Lenny Tambasco.

    Michael Hyman, president of Point Management, also was honored.

    The Emergency Prevention and Readiness Outreach program is an ongoing effort to
prepare residents for hurricanes and other disasters. It is part of 11 statewide

    Volunteers ranged from ages 55 to 92, said Marcy Bezark, Ruth Rales' director of
volunteer services, who recently was honored by the countywide Directors of Volunteer
Services with the 2006 Outstanding Volunteer Administrator Award.

    Volunteers, many of whom were Kings Point residents, were trained to be safety
visitors. They identified and documented information for the most vulnerable residents of
the community, said Jaclyn Faffer, Ruth Rales' executive director.

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IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: Ina Gershenson, who lives west of Delray Beach, helped Ruth Rales
Jewish Family Service prepare 5,000 hurricane preparation bags for the occupied units of
Kings Point. Photo courtesy of Ruth Rales Jewish Family ServicePage: 3

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