Well deserved recognition goes out to Tom Dougherty, President AOH Division 4, Huntington, NY, his Brother Hibernian Jack Ryan and all the Brothers that came out on Friday and Saturday November 20 – 21 to help with the annual food basket deliveries. There were plenty of challenges in this year of COVID-19 but in the end the mission was accomplished.
Starting Friday night, the food was loaded into cars at the local Stop and Shop then unloaded at the VFW and set up for the next day’s assembly lines. Saturday morning saw bags packed and in-person home deliveries made as well as turkey drop-off to the individual parishes. Thanks go out to all the new Division Brothers for helping out. The weather cooperated capping off the beautiful day of charitable activities.
Approximately 130 full meals were delivered to parishioners of St. Patrick, St. Francis and St. Anthony’ of Padua parishes. Also 50 large turkeys were delivered to Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish and an additional truck load of bulk food was delivered to St. Hugh’s Soup Kitchen.
President Tom Dougherty reported that the kitchen workers and recipients were visibly overcome with emotion and extremely thankful for all the food and supplies provided by the division. The Hibernian deliveries provided sorely needed supplies in these difficult times.
After a day of deliveries, President Tom Dougherty congratulated his Brothers and remarked, “Guys this is what we are about and what we do. This small act of kindness will help make someone’s Thanksgiving a little brighter. Again, thank you all for your support and dedication to the division and our community.”
Congratulations Brothers on a job well done!
[Story and photos provided by Tom Dougherty, President AOH Division 4, Huntington, NY]