There are opportunities for learning food preparation

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and dairy products, as well as frozen soup and high-protein items. There are opportunities for learning food preparation with the availability of different recipes. Individual and group food donations are always accepted as well. Boston Cares was founded in 1991 by seven young adults who were determined to find a way to make community service a part of their busy lives. Like many of their friends, they wanted to become meaningfully involved in their communities but didn’t know how to get started. Plus, they worried their unpredictable schedules would not allow for the level of
MILESTONE ONE NURSING 3504commitment organizations might require. Boston Cares mission is “to mobilize and train individuals and corporate volunteers to strengthen communities and improve the lives of people in need in the greater Boston area.” (Boston Cares, 2017) One program that I heard about through friends and family is the Disaster programming. The goal is to foster prepared and resilient people and communities who can help themselves, their families, neighbors and community in a disaster situation. This program offers training and certification of volunteers willing to help families and individuals in need if there were to ever be a disaster present. BostonCares collaborates with the American Red Cross, Boston Medical Reserve Corps, Boston Public Health Commission, the American Heart Association and many more. Disasters within Boston can include winter weather, extreme heat, hurricane weather, flooding, and even thunderstorms and lightning.BPHC’s mission states “Public service and access to quality health care are the cornerstones of our mission - to protect, preserve, and promote the health and well-being of all Boston residents, particularly those who are most vulnerable.” (Boston Public Health

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