By Joshua Glenn, News Writer
Hurricane Sandy swept across and devastated New York starting October 29, 2012. As a first service project, Beta Club members banded together at the beginning of November to participate in a food drive for Sandy victims.
They were asked to bring canned food, which had to be brought in by November 30.
Freshmen took the cans to Mrs. Alexandria Williams, Science Teacher; Sophomores to Mr. Stephen Milligan, English Teacher; Juniors to Mrs. Rona Stuart, Beta Club Sponsor; and Seniors to Ms. Jessica Robison, English Teacher.
Other groups joined in the food drive as well.
“The National Honor Society and Beta Club as well as Senior Leaders, Teacher Cadets and ROTC participated in the food drive for Hurricane Sandy victims,” Stuart said.
“About 300 cans were collected,” she said
Beta club members showed great interest and readiness in the idea of giving to people who may have less and even felt there should be more than just a few of these programs every year.
“I feel the food drive is an excellent gesture of community service, a much appreciated act of kindness that should be carried out throughout the year as opposed to a brief time period because there should never be a time constraint when it comes to helping others,” Junior Briana Davidson said.
“I contributed to the food drive by bringing three canned goods,” she said.
The food drive brought out a consciousness regarding social unity.
“I believe having a food drive provides a helpful way to support others in need, which shows the community and country we are capable of supporting one another,” Junior Zaria Kinsler said.
“I provided five can goods to the food drive,” she said.
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