By Dawn Krebs
PORT ST. LUCIE -- The non-profit organization CASTLE helps the community by teaching the residents the skills they need to be better families.
But sometimes, the organization that helps so many needs some help themselves.
So when the city of Port St. Lucie was removing some kitchen cabinets from a home it was refurbishing for storage, building department head Joel Dramis remembered the nonprofit, and picked up the phone to ask if the cabinets could be used.
"The main office has been in need of employee kitchen cabinets for several years," said Rossana Gonzalez, an employee of the nonprofit. "Mr. Dramis could have thrown them out, but he remembered our need and offered them to us."
The next obstacle the nonprofit faced was getting the cabinets to the main office, but once again employees of the city stepped in to help.
"We didn't have a car big enough to transport the cabinets," Ms. Gonzalez said. "Again, the city stepped forward in the form of four employees who used their own vehicles to bring the donation to the main office."
John Wolf, Vince Dellacroce, Marc Ball and Chuck Tyrrell made short work of the delivery and the organization now has kitchen cabinets. "Thanks to everyone at the city for thinking of CASTLE," Ms. Gonzalez said.
CASTLE offers parenting education for the four-county area of St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties. For more information about CASTLE, call (772) 465-6011.