NewsInspiring South Florida

Actions

Palm Beach County deputies help deliver gifts after nonprofits' bus involved in crash

Nonprofits bring holiday cheer to kids in the Glades, Lake Worth and Riviera Beach
Palm Beach County deputies helped deliver holiday gifts after a bus crashed Dec. 17, 2020.
Posted at 3:14 PM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 17:15:14-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Palm Beach County deputies responded to a hit-and-run crash Thursday morning in the Glades involving a bus full of donated gifts for children.

MORE COVERAGE: Inspiring South Florida

Now, two area nonprofits, "Extraordinary Charities" and "Digital Vibez," have a special thank you for the group of responding deputies who they say rose to the occasion.

Leaders from the organizations say the deputies were helping keep the roads safe and making the holidays brighter when they volunteered to help finish getting the gifts delivered to a nearby school.

Palm Beach County deputies helped deliver holiday gifts after a bus crashed Dec. 17, 2020.
Palm Beach County deputies helped deliver holiday gifts after a bus crashed Dec. 17, 2020.

"The principal was able to send us a picture of the toys being delivered. That was my biggest concern to make sure the gifts were delivered. The last thing we want to do was let the kids down, especially when they were expecting it," Digital Vibez Director Wil Romelus said.

When the crash occurred, the Digital Vibez bus was transporting the gifts as part of their "Jingle Jamz" event, a collaboration with charities to bring holiday cheer to kids in The Glades, Lake Worth and Riviera Beach over the course of three days.

The event continues Friday and Saturday.

'WPTV Weekdays 4:30-7:00 AM' sidebar graphic

Start Your Morning Right

Share Your 'Inspiring South Florida' Stories
Do you know someone who is "Inspiring South Florida?" Please let us know.