Tax Collector Mike Fasano’s five offices will feature CARES (Community Aging & Retirement Services) as the charitable organization for the month of May. All proceeds from the promotional effort will benefit the CARES “We Help” campaign! CARES provides services to vulnerable seniors who need meals, home health care, home maintenance and help with pet care. Without the help provided by CARES many seniors would be unnecessarily placed in nursing homes or possibly even perish alone.
“Your kindness will help families in Pasco County who need in-home health services, adult day care and assistance for family members who need a break from the stressful demands of caregiving,” states Jemith Rosa, CARES President & CEO. “Your generosity will help frail elderly people in Pasco County, who are facing illness, hunger and isolation. Additionally, the family members and caregivers need help as well. Our goal is to provide help to those in need of in-home health services, adult day care and a break from the stressful demands of caregiving.”
“It is my belief that a public servant has a responsibility to do whatever he or she can to assist those less fortunate,” states Tax Collector Mike Fasano. “Over the years, whether in Tallahassee or locally, the proper funding of CARES was a top priority of mine. The important programs that CARES provides for our seniors is an integral part in the lives of so many in our community. Additionally, the services provided to caregivers is an important aspect of elder care that is often overlooked. I am once again excited about the potential these programs have to help our seniors.”
Donations can be made at any of the five tax collector locations in Pasco County. For more information about CARES and the various services available to seniors and their loved ones please contact Jemith Rosa at 727-863-6868 or visit the website www.CARESFL.org For more information about the promotional and charitable giving programs at the tax collector’s office please contact Assistant Tax Collector Greg Giordano at 727-847-8179 or visit www.pascotaxes.com