Long Beach, N.Y. – On Saturday, November 17, members of
the men's lacrosse team took time out of their day to head down to Long
Beach and aid in the cleanup of the area due to the devastation
incurred from hurricane Sandy.
, Kevin Kennedy
, Joe Giardina, Dan Moriarity, Brian Carney
, Vincent Alestra
, Joseph Sciara
, Bryan Morrit, James Maroney
, Steven Beckwith, Nicholas Massaro
, Anthony Rainone, Joe Cellano, Aidan Bennardo
and Nick Olsen and his family all spent the entire day helping to clean up the damage caused by the hurricane.
The team pitched in with everything they could including removing downed
trees, clearing out houses of ruined electrical appliances, furniture,
bed sets and even ripping down sheet rock and insulation and took out
any debris that needed removing and brought it to the curb. When all was
said and done, the men's lacrosse team helped clear a total of 12
houses on the day.
Aidan Benardo "It felt great to help out many families that were
affected by the super storm,” said senior goal keeper, Adian Bennardo.
“The devastation and destruction is unbelievable. Seeing people's
possessions and belongings ripped out and tossed to the curb was a very
sad moment and left me with a lasting impression. It also makes you
appreciate everything you have.”
“I am very grateful to be part of a program that is so willing to help others,” stated Gordon Purdie
Head Coach of the men's lacrosse team. “The team stepped up this
weekend and I am more than proud of their efforts. The Olson family was
especially helpful in making the day a successful one by providing
transportation to and from Long Beach, food and beverages, gloves, masks
and power tools that enabled the team to help support the community.”
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