Number of Participants: 14
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $237
Event Type: Disaster & Emergency Services
Sport: Track and Field
School: Wyandanch Memorial High School
Date: January 31, 2022
Wyandanch Memorial High School
South 32nd Street, Wyandanch
In the Wyandanch School District, members of Wyandanch Memorial High School’s student groups One World Club, National Honor Society, JROTC, Varsity Track Team and the Kappa League came together to help gather donations for the displaced victims of the Bronx fire that took place last month.
Students in grades 9-12 brought in nonperishable food items, clothing, diapers, blankets, pillows and more which were boxed for delivery to the victims.
“This was a terrible tragedy for so many individuals,” said Principal Mr. Paul Sibblies. “I am from the Bronx; I know where the building was located and there are so many people who lost so much. Our student groups were happy to help facilitate a donation drive to give back to these victims.”
The drive took place from Jan. 14-Jan. 20 and students, staff and community members were encouraged to donate whatever they could to help ease the burden for those impacted by the fire.
On Jan. 21, select students from each group and High School Principal Paul Sibblies traveled to a Bronx fire donation drop-off site to hand deliver the items that were collected for the victims.
- Students placed donations for victims of the Bronx Fire last month in large donation boxes that were in the main lobby of Wyandanch Memorial High School.
- Students from Wyandanch Memorial High School placed items for the Bronx fire victims in large boxes prior to donating.
- The Wyandanch JROTC helped to box and gather items for the victims.
- On Jan. 21 students traveled to the Bronx to hand deliver their donations to one of the several donation drop-off locations.
Photos courtesy of Wyandanch Union Free School District