Number of Participants: 24
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $406
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: February 4, 2020
When Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School third grade teacher Rebecca Pagnotta saw a television report about a veteran asking for Valentine’s Day cards, she set out on a mission. Starting with her own class of 24 students who created messages of thanks and appreciation, she and the students put a call out to other classes and received 475 cards.
The cards have been mailed to U.S. Marine Corps Major Bill White, a 104-year-old man living in a senior citizen center in California, who requested as many Valentine’s Day cards as possible. The heartfelt gifts of kindness will be preserved with his lifetime scrapbooks of precious memories and items – including his Purple Heart.
Photo caption: Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School third grade class and teacher Rebecca Pagnotta showcase their Valentine’s Day cards (back, left).
Photo courtesy of the Rocky Point School District