On Saturday, October 24 a group of eight high school student volunteers participated in Rebuilding Together NYC’s Fall Rebuilding Day in the Midland Beach section of Staten Island. The location was chosen to commemorate the third anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Saint Ann’s teacher, Diane Gnagnarelli, and John Doherty ’02 chaperoned the trip and worked alongside the students. In collaboration with the group “Street Squash” Saint Ann’s students helped revitalize a large community garden by weeding, and replenishing soil and mulch. They also sanded the deck of the building that houses the local food pantry. The students ended the day at the beach a few blocks away where they viewed a temporary exhibit entitled “The Empty Chairs”. The exhibit was created by artist Scott LoBaido and honors the people who lost their lives on Staten Island during Hurricane Sandy.
Contact Diane Gnagnarelli at email@example.com if you would like to get involved with future community service projects.