On May 20, Long Island Lutheran, located in Brookville, NY, was honored at its annual Spring Sports Awards by Team Up 4 Community, an international community giveback project
of the W20 Foundation that was formed by former Islander Steve Webb in 2007. The Foundation focuses on building character among athletes through the promotion and collaboration of community service and social responsibility.
Throughout the school year, LuHi students and student athletes have participated in a large variety of service projects including; Habitat for Humanity Builds, Toys for Tots collections,
putting together Thanksgiving baskets, and our LuHi Meal Packing Event for which we were honored. On hand for the $1500 check presentation was Steve and Theresa Webb, founder and director of Team Up 4 Community and Jim Flaherty and Marialice Dunphy, NBTY Helping Hands, Vice President and Director. Mr. Webb took time to address student athletes and their families gathered for the awards ceremony to reinforce the importance of giving back to one’s community and congratulated the school for their second place finish in the Foundation’s Spring into Action Challenge.
This is the fourth year LuHi has hosted its Meal Packing Event and we were pleased to pack 316,224 meals. The completed meal packets were then distributed to Island Harvest, the News Release Freeport Emergency Food Pantry, New Ground and other local food pantries in need.
Additional meal packets were being shipped to the Andrew Grene School outside of Port au Prince, Haiti, an official feeding site that will prepare and serve the food to children in need.
Our shipment of food from our Meal Packing Event has reached the Andrew Grene School in Haiti. Here are some photos, as well as, a message from the school’s Headmaster. Visit www.luhi.org Document Library for information about next year’s event!
The container arrived yesterday afternoon. The process ended up to 8 pm . Some students and other people come to help…Today it was with great joy that students took the lines to remove their food. I thank all those who labor for the accomplishment of this wonderful initiative : The Andrew Grene Foundation, Mano Amiga and your partners at LUHI – NY, & Lifeline.
The students of Andrew Grene High School now have the certainty that they receive a meal regularly coming to school.
Knowing the situation of misery of the people, what could be more motivating!?
“Yes, Hope starts When Hunger ends!”
I know that this work, it is a real challenge, But I hope that God will help you to have the necessary means to maintain this ideal.
Many thanks to you all.