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Posted on: May 8, 2020

North Miami's District 3 Councilwoman Mary Estimé-Irvin, Joshua's Heart Foundation and...

North Miami’s District 3 Councilwoman Mary Estimé-Irvin, Joshua's Heart Foundation and Chen Senio

North Miami’s District 3 Councilwoman Mary Estimé-Irvin, Joshua’s Heart Foundation and Chen Senior Medical Centers Delivered Stay-At-Home Care Packages to North Miami Families

May 7, 2020

Tuesday, May 5, 2020, North Miami’s District 3 Councilwoman Mary Estimé-Irvin partnered with Joshua’s Heart Foundation and Chen Senior Medical Centers to package and deliver approximately 100 stay-at-home care packages to families and seniors throughout the city of North Miami. 

Through this partnership, North Miami residents received fresh produce, poultry, pasta, beans and toiletries, which were all provided by the Joshua’s Heart Foundation. Local community partners at Chen Senior Medical Center volunteered by packaging and delivering the items to North Miami families. 

“I am truly thankful and appreciative of the Joshua’s Heart Foundation for their heartfelt donations and the volunteers from Chen Senior Medical Center for bringing much needed supplies to our North Miami families in need,” said Estimé-Irvin.

“Our Foundation is proud to collaborate with North Miami Councilwoman Estimé-Irvin, and Chen Senior Medical Center to ensure the most vulnerable members of the community who are unable to participate in a drive-thru food distribution do not go hungry during these challenging times,” said Tobi Ash, Director of Joshua’s Heart Foundation. 

“At Chen Senior Medical we are committed to keeping seniors healthy, happy and at home. We understand these are challenging times and that’s why we’ve partnered with the city of North Miami to help serve our community by delivering food to their homes. This is social impacting while social distancing,” said Kimberly Gomez, Cultural and Community Specialist at Chen Senior Medical Center.

About North Miami 

North Miami, Florida (pop. 60,000+) is a diverse community, located midway between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. As the sixth largest city in Miami-Dade County, North Miami is committed to growth in its business community, while also focusing on issues such as education, the arts, leisure activities, and sustainability to provide a viable future for its residents and to preserve the City’s rich history since incorporating in 1926. For more information, visit 

Joshua’s Heart Foundation (JHF) 

Was founded in 2005 in Miami, Florida by Joshua when he was four and a half years old and is dedicated to the fight against global hunger and poverty. JHF is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit youth-run organization, which empowers needy people to improve their quality of life by providing necessities like groceries and personal items. We also effectively engage and educate young people in committing to fight hunger and poverty on a global basis. 

Chen Senior Medical Center

Is a family-owned primary and specialty care practice committed to delivering superior healthcare to Medicare-eligible seniors. As of 2018, Chen Senior Medical Center has 12 locations in Southeast Florida. Our patients’ word-of-mouth referrals have helped us grow and provide our seniors with greater access to the quality healthcare they deserve.

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