Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $5,070
Event Amount Raised: $1,000
Event Type: Animal Welfare
Date: June 21, 2023
Manetuck Elementary School
Van Buren Avenue, West Islip
Thanks to the efforts of students and staff at Manetuck Elementary School in the West Islip School District, a rehabilitated seal made his way back to the ocean during a release event held at Robert Moses State Park on June 21.
Manetuck Elementary School students raised $10,000 for the New York Marine Rescue Center to help rehabilitate the baby seal, who was found in Southampton in early March. In turn, the students had the opportunity to name the seal. The students chose the name Roman, a tribute to the Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Romanelli.
The community service club has raised more than $75,000 during the past 18 years to help rehabilitate sea animals.
Photo caption: Manetuck Elementary School in the West Islip School District raised $10,000 for the New York Marine Rescue Center to help rehabilitate a baby seal. The seal was released back into the ocean on June 21.
Photos courtesy of West Islip School District