When Superstorm Sandy hit the South Shore of Long Island, third-graders in the Lynbrook School District’s Waverly Park School teamed up with the North Shore Animal League America to come to the aid of some of the more than 250 dogs, cats and other domestic animals who were left homeless after the storm. When their owners lost their homes and were unable to care for their pets, these animals were rescued and taken to the NSALA Hurricane Sandy shelter.
In a class discussion detailing the devastating effects of the storm, science teacher Susan Lindner inspired the students to take action. They earned money to help the animals by doing chores around the house. Students raised $120 and Waverly Park staff members donated matching funds, bringing the total to $240. On Jan. 30, representatives from NSALA paid a special visit to Lindner’s classroom to show them how their money will be used to help further the League’s animal rescue work.