Number of Participants: 25
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $845
Event Amount Raised: $1,050
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: December 9, 2022
West Hempstead Secondary School donated $1,050 raised through their Field of Honor to support veterans.
Through the Northport VA Medical Center’s Hero Hunger Help Project, all of West Hempstead’s donations went directly to the veterans. This project is a 15-year-old program that helps veterans combat food insecurity. The Northport VA will distribute West Hempstead’s 42 Stop & Shop gift cards, in the amount of $25 per card, to veterans receiving support services and to people in need.
Rich Kitson, chief of Voluntary Services/Community Relations at Northport VA, and Joe Sledge, the Health Systems Specialist at the Northport VA’s business office, were able to receive the gifts. They also met with the secondary school’s Assistant Principals Michelle Lambo-Maron and Vronski Mesidor, and West Hempstead students Samantha Mitchell, Christiana Delmadge, Corey Pierre and Jurrel Hall.
On behalf of the veterans, Mr. Kitson and Mr. Sledge thanked West Hempstead for the generous donation and said that it will help to support many veterans in need, especially during the holiday season.
Photo caption: West Hempstead Secondary School donated $1,050 raised through their Field of Honor to support veterans.
Photo courtesy of the West Hempstead Union Free School District