Retired Boynton Beach Firefighter Gives Back To The Homeless

Retired Boynton Beach firefighter and paramedic Luis Garcia is giving back to the community by supplying the homeless.

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- New at 6:00, 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, spent the day giving out PPE, disinfectants, along with the life-saving saving spray, Narcan, to the homeless. Garcia says in honor of St. Patrick's Day, he feels it's his duty to give a helping hand in the most populated homeless areas in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

LUIS GARCIA: We care about the community. And what we realize is now, especially with the pandemic, there's less funding, there's other more urgent things, and people are forgetting the homeless. They really are. This is simply about helping other people that are trying to live.

- The group buys supplies for the homeless with money that comes from the GoFundMe page. In 3 and 1/2 years, Garcia has donated 5,600 Narcan sprays in six states, which have saved 194 lives.