Our day began at the Washington Headquarters in Newburgh, NY where students (about 30) attended the annual Habitat Walk for Housing. Hosted by Habitat Newburgh, which continues to build homes, communities and hope, we participated in their advocacy event to bring attention to the issue of substandard housing here in Newburgh.
Out in the beautiful weather, we set up a table that displayed Tagua Nut bracelets from Ecuador, the Best of Hudson Valley Basket Raffle tickets, and About Us handouts.
At the event, students from Excelsior Academy conversed with local and widespread community members about our goal and vision as young leaders to better our community.
After the Habitat Walk, students concluded their volunteering efforts and services with outstanding food at the Pizza Shop located in the Newburgh Waterfront.