As a local news organization, Patch covers stories of all kinds, from heartbreaking tragedies to nitty-gritty breakdowns of government and school district issues. But some stories are simply inspiring, often showing that at the heart of our communities is a desire to do good. Here are some of the touching headlines from the past seven days.
The Catholic Health Services Caregivers Fund has made a donation of $1,000 to the parish of St. Joseph Church in Babylon Village, presenting a check earlier this month. CHS President and Chief Executive Officer Richard J.J. Sullivan, Jr., who also chairs the CHS Caregivers Fund, presented a check for $1,000 to St. Joseph’s pastor, Rev. Monsignor Christopher Heller.
Photos: LHS Winter Party Gives Lindy Kids a Boost
Lindenhurst High School recently sponsored a winter party for children in the community to add to the festive holiday season and brighten the spirits of a community that took such a hit after Hurricane Sandy. Students in the National Art Honor Society offered face painting for the children and sold their Recovery t-shirts and sweatshirts.
Melville Law Firm Lends A Hand To LI Cares
Members of Genser Dubow Genser & Cona (GDGC), an elder law and estate planning firm based in Melville, recently spent the day at the LI Cares warehouse where they sorted various items donated to victims of Hurricane Sandy. According to Jennifer Cona, Esq., managing partner at GDGC, the staff got back as much as they gave. “Our culture is very invested in charitable works and community projects,” she said. “With the LI Cares project, not only did we provide hands-on assistance for a great organization, but we enjoyed the opportunity to work with each other in a different context.”
Girls Swim Team Recognized for Sportsmanship
The West Islip High School girls varsity swim team recently received the Nassau/Suffolk Women's Swim Association Sportsmanship Award. The team was awarded on Jan. 15 at a gala event at Water Mill Inn.