MANHASSET, N.Y. (Oct. 3, 2016) – Over the weekend, the LIU Post women’s basketball team lent a hand to the Neumann Residence in Manhasset.
The Pioneers assisted in cleaning and organizing the attic, while also engaging in arts and crafts with the residents and decorating the house for Halloween.
“I learned a lot about my student-athletes today,” said Head Coach Deirdre Moore. “They were kind and compassionate. The amount of time and care they took with each resident was so impressive. I was so proud to hear them addressing and referring to the residents by name. They made connections with people that they may not have necessarily come in contact with. I was proud of their effort, enthusiasm and willingness to help. I know this experience is something that will always remain with them.”
The Neumann Residence is one of 13 residences operated by Catholic Charities, and is home to 10 developmentally-disabled adults. The residents use sign and body language to communicate with the many different groups that come to their home to visit with them.
For more information on Catholic Charities and the Neumann Residence, please visit CatholicCharities.cc.