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South Florida Volunteers Help The Elderly After Hurricane Irma

Many residents at Century Village in Pembroke Pines say they still don't have power

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    NBC 6's Laura Rodriguez reports. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017)

    Whether it's a hot meal, offering a place to stay, or simply paying someone a visit, South Florida has come together after Hurricane Irma.

    Some residents at Century Village in Pembroke Pines said Tuesday they did not have water for two days and still don't have power.

    On Wednesday, members of the Young Israel Chabad in Century Village distributed food and ice to 500 elderly residents.

    "We're alone. We don't have a family here. This man God bless him has a wonderful family and now I have a family," said Ruth Attis.

    "Our faith is to help every single soul no matter what. We're all creations of God. And whether it be with food or drink or just a kind word," said Liba Andrusier of Young Israel Chabad.

    In Margate, members of Masjid Jamaat Al Mumineen mosque also showed love and compassion for their neighbors. They've gone door to door for two days with home-cooked breakfast and dinner.

    "Do not go to bed knowing that your neighbor is hungry. So that's what a good, kind act we'll be doing. That's what Islam taught us," said Rasheed Mahamad of Masjid Jamaat Al Mumineen.

    Margate resident Linda Ziemba says the food delivery brought tears to her eyes.

    If you'd like to volunteer or donate click on the link for the synagogue or mosque.

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