POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA (11.8.2012) — Broward Children's Center celebrated a vital step forward in ensuring the safety of its residents and clients with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the morning of November 8th. The ceremony recognized the civic minded individuals and companies who contributed in the purchase and installation of two state-of-the-art generators at the nonprofit's Respite Home and Group Home. The funds needed to initiate the project were granted to the Center by Broward County Board of Commissioners, the Human Services Department, and the Community Partnership Division. In addition, generators were provided well below cost value and all of the service necessary to complete the installation was donated to the Center by Assurance Power Systems and TAW Power Systems.
"We're happy to announce the installation of the generators and those who helped bring this project to fruition," said Marjorie Evans, CEO of Broward Children's Center. "These generators are so very important to the children and young adults that we serve, as well as to their families. They will provide safety and security in case of a severe weather emergency and allow us to provide a safe haven to those in need within our community. We really appreciate Assurance Power Systems, TAW Power Systems, The City of Pompano Beach, and Broward County for coming together to make this possible."
Chip LaMarca, Broward County Commissioner, offered a few remarks regarding the generator install and assisted in the ribbon-cutting alongside Marjorie Evans, BCC Board members Joyce Stewart, Bill McGough, and Mark Grimaldi, Assurance Power Systems, and TAW Power Systems.
LaMarca attested, "I have been very fortunate to have worked with Assurance Power Systems and TAW Power Systems in the past and I can guarantee you that their businesses are the very best in the industry and the generators they have installed at Broward Children's Center are of the highest quality."
Broward Children's Center's purpose is to promote the health and happiness of children with special healthcare needs. The nonprofit provides an array of medical, educational, and daily living services designed to maximize independence. The two programs that received the generators are instrumental in carrying out Broward Children's Center's mission. The Respite home provides a temporary break for those who care for children with special needs to reduce stress and keep families together. The Group Home provides a long term haven for young adults who are medically fragile and/or developmentally disabled. The home is designed to provide a typical home-like environment staffed 24 hours a day by certified nursing assistants supervised by licensed nurses.
Mayor Lamar Fisher of The City of Pompano Beach graciously attended the ceremony to honor the efforts and generosity of TAW Power Systems and Assurance Power Systems. Guests enjoyed the cool and crisp November air on the back patio of the respite home while participating in the ceremony. Guests that were not familiar with Broward Children's Center's programs were offered tours of the organization's campus at the conclusion of the event.
For more than 40 years Broward Children's Center has been a haven for infants, children and young adults with special needs and medically complex conditions. The private nonprofit's mission is to provide a continuum of care, including a broad range of support, quality of life programs, and advocacy for our service population and their families.