Students And Teachers Help Hurricane Victims


Saint Saviour High School collected 60 buckets filled with various cleaning supplies to donate to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  Fifteen buckets were sent to the Red Cross in Staten Island through the organization “Open Doors and Open Windows.”

Sheila Scarlett, whose daughter is Saint Saviour High School senior Samantha Scarlett, coordinated the effort between the school and “Open Doors and Open Windows.”  The remaining buckets went to Saint Saviour alumnae in affected areas of Brooklyn and Rockaway.

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Working with Councilmember Recchia and Judy Gerowitz, District 21 UFT Leader, P.S. 100 hosted the efforts of “Educators for Recovery.” Teachers from many local schools volunteered to visit apartment buildings and homes in Coney Island and Brighton Beach to assess residents’ needs and provide them with food, water and other supplies.

P.S. 100, one of the few Brighton Beach/Coney Island schools unaffected by Hurricane Sandy, remains a distribution center of materials for the neighborhood.

Schools in District 20, P.S. 204, I.S. 201 and P.S./I.S. 229, as well as Saints Simon and Jude Church generously sent boxes of needed items to the school.

Principal Katherine A. Moloney is very proud of the staff for all of the work they have done to help their families and neighbors.

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As the students and faculty of Bishop Kearney High School returned to school after Hurricane Sandy, they shared their stories and experiences and immediately put their heads together to see how they could help the families that were affected.

The generous and compassionate spirit of the Kearney community was evident all through the building and on the Internet, as administration, faculty, staff, students, alumnae and friends joined together.

All types of cleaning supplies were collected and sent to the neighborhoods where they were needed. The student council sponsored a green and gold dress-down day. The proceeds will be distributed among their classmates who have had to relocate because of Sandy.

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On Sunday, November 11, 48 students from Loyola School, a Jesuit high school in Manhattan, traveled to Breezy Point to assist the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  Robert Reuland of Park Slope and Maggie Hom of Windsor Terrace were among the students who donated their time.

The students worked with Habitat for Humanity to remove destroyed furniture, tear down defective walls and insulation, and distribute water and food to residents.

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