Student Clubs Sort It Out for Vets

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High school students in the Junior Chamber of Commerce and Interact clubs recently volunteered for the Islip American Legion Auxiliary Unit 411, helping sort greeting cards for veterans. The cards will be used for care packages and during the holidays to send to deployed soldiers and recovering soldiers in veterans’ hospitals.

“We are thankful that the students volunteered for this,” said teacher Renee Clock, the Junior Chamber of Commerce Club adviser. “It is important and sentimental for veterans to receive words of love and encouragement when they are away fighting for our freedom or in a hospital recovering from injuries. We also send cards to veterans living in nursing homes, and it brings tears to their eyes to know that they are not forgotten.”