Number of Participants: 44
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $1,487
Event Type: Hunger
Date: November 30, 2021
The Senior Leadership classes from John F. Kennedy, Sanford H. Calhoun and Wellington C. Mepham high schools participated in the Nassau County Veterans Service Administrations annual Thanksgiving Veterans Stand Down.
The students helped to sort food and clothing donations for veterans in need.
“Additionally, the students also helped package over 400 gift boxes for homeless veterans,” explained Christina Cone, the social studies chairperson at Calhoun.
These packages consisted of clothing, food, toiletries and as well as a full Thanksgiving meal.
Mepham Stand Down (1) Senior Leadership students from Mepham.
Mepham Stand Down (2) Senior Leadership classes from Mepham.
Calhoun Stand Down (1) Senior Leadership classes from Calhoun.
Calhoun Stand Down (2) Ralph Esposito, director of the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency, Legislator Steven Rhodes, and Brian Joyce, the Calhoun Leadership teacher.
Kennedy Stand Down (1) Senior Leadership students from Kennedy, along with Veterans Stand Down volunteers and agency members.
Kennedy Stand Down (2) A Senior Leadership student from Kennedy volunteers at the Veterans Stand Down event.
Photos courtesy of the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District