Hempstead, NY - June 27, 2016 - EAC Network’s Hempstead Senior Community Center received approximately 40 gallons of water from local Long Island students involved in Island Harvest’s water donation campaign on June 17, 2016.
An Island Harvest truck pulled up at 40 Washington Avenue in Hempstead filled with essential water that many at-risk populations on Long Island need. Staff members carried the gallons, inscribed with the students’ names, inside to the seniors patiently waiting for a cool drink on a hot summer day.
“Our members enjoy exercise classes, recreation, and lunch every day at the Hempstead Senior Community Center. That means we also go through a lot of water,” said Angela Malone, EAC Network’s Division Director of Health Services. “Donations like this allow us to make the funding we receive from Nassau County’s Office for the Aging go even further. It is also touching for all of us to realize that school children went out of their way to collect a donation of water during these hot summer months.”
EAC Network is grateful to Island Harvest and local students for helping our seniors.
To learn more about EAC Network’s Hempstead Senior Community Center, click here.
About EAC Network
EAC Network is a diverse 501(c)(3) social service agency that empowers, assists, and cares for 71,000 people in need across Long Island and New York City through over 70 programs that fall under five main categories: Children & Youth, Families & Communities, Behavioral Health & Criminal Justice, Seniors & the Incapacitated, and Vocational Services. EAC Network’s mission is to respond to human needs with programs and services that protect children, promote healthy families and communities, help seniors, and empower individuals to take control of their lives. For more information about EAC Network, please call (516) 539-0150 or visit www.eac-network.org, Facebook, and Twitter.