Number of Participants: 60
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $507
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: September 11, 2018
Mepham High School
Camp Avenue, Bellmore
Through their One Voice, One Message program, the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District added a third day to their community service-driven efforts in honor of 9/11. The districtwide Day of Remembrance included reflection, donations and author visits.
“I hope that this date will always be a reminder of the strength and resilience of Americans in the days immediately following September 11, 2001 and the importance of volunteerism and giving service to your community,” wrote Sanford H. Calhoun High School Principal Nicole Hollings in an email to parents and guardians. “Even the smallest acts of service and the simplest acts of kindness are a way to honor those lost and reclaim the spirit of unity that followed September 11, 2001.”
Through their English classes, students in all six buildings collected toiletry items to be donated to homeless veterans.