Number of Participants: 26
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $439
Event Type: Advocacy & Human Rights
Date: February 14, 2018
Bayport Blue Point High School
Snedecor Avenue, Bayport
James Wilson Young Middle School students and elementary students throughout the Bayport Blue Point School District recently worked to spread kindness as they participated in Legislator Bill Lindsay’s community initiative aimed to bring a message of gratitude to the nation’s brave veterans and active service members.
As part of the Valentines for Veterans Day initiative, BBP students created hundreds of cards for the cause. The students’ cards were added to those donated by other surrounding schools in the Legislator’s district, which totaled 3,400.
“I’d like to thank the local elementary, and middle schools that participated in crafting Valentine’s Day cards, and the eighteen veteran organizations, and active military posts who graciously agreed to distribute cards to their organizations,” said Legislator Lindsay. “It is incredibly important to bridge the gap between our youth and our veteran population. Suffolk County is home to the most veterans in New York State, and it is imperative to teach our youth that we must show them respect and gratitude for the sacrifices they’ve made for our country.”
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Timothy Hearney is a strong supporter of Legislator Lindsay’s community initiative. “Any project that combines service to others and provides an opportunity for our students to showcase their literary abilities is a remarkable initiative and we are so thankful that Legislator Bill Lindsay invited our district to participate in this year’s Valentines for Vets project,” said Dr. Hearney. “I commend our students for their outstanding efforts and contributions – as our three elementary schools and middle school donated between 500 and 600 Valentine’s Day cards for the cause. It is our collective hope that the recipients of these cards know that we are eternally grateful for their service to our country and are appreciated every day of the year.”