The Mandalay Elementary School student council collected baby wipes for troops overseas during the month of January. Sponsored by the Blue Star Moms organization, baby wipes are one of the military’s most needed donations, especially for soldiers serving in desert locations. The baby wipes were accompanied by colorful Valentine’s Day cards hand-crafted by the students.
Blue Star representative Andrea Nordquist visited the students and thanked them for their volunteer efforts and sentiments. She told them that the veterans hang the cards up to decorate their barracks.
“You have made them know that they are loved,” Ms. Nordquist said. “Your efforts will have a massive ripple when others learn that the troops need baby wipes.”
Photo caption: Blue Star representative Andrea Nordquist (left) and Mandalay Elementary School student council adviser Angela Buffalino-Morgan (right) are pictured with students who collected baby wipes and hand-crafted valentines for the troops overseas.
Photo courtesy of the Wantagh School District