Firewall Students Participate in Serve-A-Thon

(Left to right, back to front) Maria Lategana (volunteer) Phillip Romanelli, Shane Smith, David Ross (SunTrust employees) Alyssa Adams-Ohair, Anika Swaby (students)

Firewall Centers held its fourth annual Serve-A-Thon on April 29 where over 400 Firewall students, their mentors, and volunteers engaged in six service projects throughout Broward County and learned the value of impacting the community.
Firewall students from Western High and Indian Ridge Middle prepared 16,139 meals for hungry families with Feeding South Florida. Pompano Beach Middle fed the homeless, packaged meals, and distributed clothes with Hope South Florida.
Bair Middle School Firewall students restored Snyder Park in Fort Lauderdale by removing over 500 pounds invasive species. Crystal Lake Middle and Lauderhill 6-12 students helped restore the dunes at the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea beach by planting over 5,000 sea oats with the Youth Environmental Alliance through Hands On Broward.
Plantation High School Firewall students sorted 3000 pounds of electronics at ARC Tech. Finally, Blanche Ely High cleaned and organized Gilda’s Club South Florida.
SunTrust Bank was the presenting sponsor of the 4th Annual Serve-A- Thon and volunteers from SunTrust also served with the students. Other sponsors included Guy Brickman of State Farm, Stonegate Bank, and Steel Fabricators, LLC.
All Firewall students, mentors, and volunteers came together and celebrated their efforts afterwards with lunch, music, and games at Snyder Park.

(Left to right) Caleb Vickers, Zaria Mims, Angie Fals, Gabrielly Machado (Firewall Crystal Lake Middle students at Lauderdale by the Sea)
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