Clara H. Carlson School students, holding handmade banners or wearing patriotic hats, participated in a Walk-a-Thon around the schoolyard to raise funds for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The nonprofit provides mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families, builds custom-designed smart homes for injured veterans, aids victims of natural disasters and assists in eliminating veteran homelessness.
Students helped to raise funds by purchasing bracelets prior to the event, while staff bought matching T-shirts. Additional funds were raised through the Student Council-run snack tables at the Walk-a-Thon. The event, which was held in conjunction with Veterans Day, raised approximately $2,400.
Retired NYFD Deputy Chief Tom Riley, an ambassador for Tunnel to Towers, attended the Walk-a-Thon. He answered students’ questions about being a firefighter and thanked the students for their participation in the fundraiser.
Date Added: 11/29/2022