Number of Participants: 10
Hours Donated: 5
Value of Time Served: $423
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: December 14, 2016
2616 Martin Avenue Bellmore
New York 11710, United States
Students in the North Bellmore School District – which include student athletes- collected nearly 2,000 pounds of candy that will be sent to troops overseas for the holidays. The successful Candy for Troops drive began just after Halloween, and ended in early December.
Jerry Harrington, a parent at Saw Mill Road Elementary School who works in the airline industry, picked up boxes filled with treats from the schools and brought them to a regional airport. The candy will make its way to members of the military in Kuwait, Qatar and Afghanistan.
Photo Caption: Jerry Harrington joined sixth-grade members of the Students Against Destructive Decisions Club at Saw Mill Road Elementary School with some of the boxes of candy that will be delivered to troops overseas.
Photo courtesy of North Bellmore Public Schools