Palm Beach County Cares will host a press conference at the Port of Palm Beach on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, to discuss its countywide relief efforts for Puerto Rico. The non-partisan organization’s goal is to collect much-needed clothing and supplies for immediate shipment to Puerto Rico and assist with efforts pertaining to Puerto Rican refugees coming into Palm Beach County.
Supporters of Palm Beach County Cares include Port Commissioner Katherine M. Waldron, Congresswoman Lois Frankel, the Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for Palm Beach County, Keiser University’s Vice Chancellor Belinda Keiser, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, state representatives, mayors, county and city commissioners, Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Palm Beach Day Academy, the School District of Palm Beach County, firefighters, and many more.
The press conference will be held at 3:00 pm on Wednesday in the Port’s Board Room, on the 6th floor of the Maritime Office Complex, located at 1 East 11th Street in Riviera Beach.
About Port of Palm Beach
Located in Riviera Beach, the Port of Palm Beach is a full-service, diversified port, offering cruise and cargo services to more than 30 onsite tenants and users. At 162 acres, the Port’s efficiency is unparalleled, processing more than $7 billion in commodities, 2.5 million tons of cargo, and 500,000 cruise passengers annually. As one of the largest employers in Palm Beach County, the Port of Palm Beach and its tenants employ more than 2,850 people. Through the contribution of more than $185 million in business revenue and $17.5 million in tenant-contributed state and local annual tax revenue, the Port of Palm Beach is one of the largest economic engines in South Florida. For more information, visit www.portofpalmbeach.com.