Number of Participants: 17
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $287
Event Amount Raised: $1,200
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
School: Earl L Vandermeulen High School
Date: December 19, 2020
Earl L. Vandermeulen High School
Old Post Road West, Port Jefferson
Earl L. Vandermeulen High School’s Varsity Club raised $1,200 for Wreaths Across America, by raising awareness and funds to recognize National Wreaths Across America Day on Dec. 19.
The Varsity Club members sold wreaths to be a part of wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and more than 2,600 additional locations across the country, at sea and abroad.
The club was introduced to the fundraising opportunity last year, when now senior Liam Cooper introduced the concept to assistant principal, Kevin Bernier, who in turn reached out to club advisers, teachers Deirdre Filippi and Jesse Rosen. The collaborative effort has now raised more than $2,700.