A special delivery brought smiles to health care workers at Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital.
On April 17, Greenport and Southold school districts Superintendent David Gamberg handed over hundreds of handmade thank you notes from students in the district to hospital staff on the frontlines of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Each letter was personally addressed to a Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital employee.
“During these trying times, it is so touching to receive such powerful words of encouragement from our local youth,” the health care center’s Chief Administrative Officer Paul J. Connor III said. “Many thanks to Mr. Gamberg for spearheading this heartwarming initiative.”
Gamberg was accompanied by Ryan Case, director of educational technology in the Greenport Union Free School District.
With schools closed due to the novel coronavirus, the project was part of an initiative implemented by both school districts to encourage students to engage in non-screen time community service activities over spring break.
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