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William Turits Takes Part in Farmingdale State College Day of Service

William Turits, who lives in Greenlawn, joined an AHRC Nassau Day-Habilitation members to create meal and self-care kits for Island Harvest and the Farmingdale State College food pantry.

William said he likes to help people, and his favorite part of the day was helping with the food pantry. He added that he enjoyed being at Farmingdale State College and that the students were nice to him.

The event, held on April 18, was part of Farmingdale State College’s Day of Service. Before assembling the kits, while enjoying a catered lunch, the group listened to a panel moderated by college president Dr. John Nader featuring global, state, and local leaders who have impacted social progress and human welfare.

Farmingdale State College then presented Community Service Awards to faculty, students, and community members, including Volunteer Coordinator Jerri Walker.

After all the speeches and awards, it was time to get to work. Members of the group partnered with college students to sort the items collected and purchased by AHRC Nassau through a grant from The Arc of the United States to support an inclusive volunteer initiative inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dedication to community action.

Volunteers grabbed boxes to assemble the meal and self-care kits after sorting the items into categories, including soups, fruit juice, and toothbrushes. One hundred boxes were split between Island Harvest and the college food pantry.

It was a successful day, as William and his friends at the Day-Habilitation program once again displayed their willingness to serve the community.

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