BOYNTON BEACH (CBSMiami) – A retired Boynton Beach firefighter and paramedic is giving back to the community in a big way.
Luis Garcia, along with volunteers from USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with Narcan, passed out blankets, air mattresses, toiletries, clothing, PPE and disinfectants, in addition to the life-saving spray Narcan, to the homeless.READ MORE: Passing Asteroid Lights Up South Florida Sky
Garcia said in honor of St. Patrick’s Day he felt it was his duty to give a helping hand in the most populated homeless areas in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.
“We care about the community. And what we realize now with the pandemic is that there’s less funding,” he said. “There’s other more urgent things and people are forgetting the homeless – they really are.”READ MORE: Woman Fatally Shot By Police Serving Eviction At Brickell Building Identified As 40-Year-Old Stephanie Voikin
Garcia added, “This is simply about helping other people that are trying to live.”
The group buys supplies for the homeless with money that comes from GoFundMe.
In three-and-a-half years, Garcia has donated 5,600 Narcan sprays in six states, saving 194 lives.MORE NEWS: Vince Lago Wins Coral Gables Mayoral Race
If you would like to help Garcia and his cause, click here.