Last Call for Donations

Mr. Carlo Giordano, along with members of the American Legion Greenlawn Post 1244 and Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci welcome the support of Principal Murphy, Assistant Principal Varlamos and our Walt Whitman Leadership students.
Mr. Carlo Giordano, along with members of the American Legion Greenlawn Post 1244 and Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci welcome the support of Principal Murphy, Assistant Principal Varlamos and our Walt Whitman Leadership students.

Two former Walt Whitman High School Alumni, Carlo Giordano (Class of 1977) and Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci (Class of 1997) are joining forces with the WWHS Leadership students and American Legion Post 1244 in Operation Enduring Comfort. Both alumni are models of public service leadership to Whitman students. Carlo Giordano has served for over 20 years in the Navy and Air Force Air Combat Rescue Wing. He was a Master Sargent leading at Ground Zero, Operation Southern Watch in the desert of Kuwait, and at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan in 2009. Chad Lupinacci has served three terms as a Trustee for the South Huntington Board of Education and worked to improve the quality of education for public school students. Since 2012, he has represented the Huntington and Babylon communities as a state Assemblyman and has worked to improve the quality of life and government response to his constituents.

Operation Enduring Care is an ongoing personal needs item drive for Veterans and their families served by United Veterans Beacon House, a shelter housed at the Northshore VA Hospital. Carlo Giordano said, “There are military families struggling to survive because of the financial sacrifices made when spouses are deployed.” Chad Lupinacci commented, “As a community, it is a moral imperative that we step up and serve those who enlisted to protect our freedoms in service to this nation.”

The Operation Enduring Care drive will continue at Walt Whitman High School until March 11, 2016. The shelter has a pressing need for food, personal hygiene products, and comfort items.  Here is a complete list of the items needed: