Lindell walks forward for hurricane relief

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Lindell Elementary School students and staff members moved for a cause on Oct. 20, during the annual schoolwide “Walk it Forward” event. This year’s effort was a great success and raised $2,166 in relief funds for those impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
 
The proceeds went to the United Church of Rockville Centre in conjunction with United Church of Christ (UCC) Disaster Ministries, which is providing both short and long term aid for people in the affected area. This financial support will be presented in the form of grants. 

A parade of blue traveled down the Long Beach boardwalk from Lindell Boulevard as festively-dressed, spirited students and staff members held up banners, signs and posters filled with positive messages. They marched to the sound of the school’s drummers, whose performance complemented the celebratory atmosphere. 

The group recited cheers and songs that encompassed the themes of respect, acceptance, compassion and helping others. Their rally for kindness was met with smiles and applause from onlookers who enjoyed the energetic morning.