The Cardinal Newman High School lacrosse team recently joined up with Hearts of Palm to help elderly families with landscaping and yard cleanup needs. Many of the families needed help maintaining their property and bringing it up to code. Many had faced municipal fines because of the code violations.
Members of the Cardinal Newman boys and girls lacrosse teams took action this month to help with weeding beds, mulching, trimming trees, sodding and planting new shrubs. Most importantly, they put a smile on the families they helped.
Palm Beach may be the most exclusive address in the U.S., but drive a few miles inland and the landscape changes dramatically. Severe poverty and homelessness is hidden under the shadows of mansions. Like other large urban communities, Palm Beach County faces the tough challenge of serving migrant farmers, legions of unemployed workers and families who have left Haiti and other Caribbean nations looking for a better life.
All of the players enjoyed themselves and felt good that they were able to provide a little relief to those who need it.
ABOVE: Lacrosse players take part in a landscaping project.