Service at sunrise

Mount students aid early morning food, clothing drive at St. Mary’s Church
September 24, 2017

Nine Mount Saint Mary College students awoke early on September 15 to lend a hand to the ongoing food and clothing drive at St. Mary’s Church in Newburgh, N.Y


While their peers were waking up and getting ready for morning classes on September 15, nine Mount Saint Mary College students were already volunteering their time and effort at a St. Mary’s Church food and clothing drive.

The Mount students moved and sorted boxes of donated food items. Through this ongoing program, the items will be distributed to those in need in the City of Newburgh.

“It was so important for us to partake in this ministry as it gives us the opportunity to see what life is like outside the gates of our campus and inspire us to help those that are in the utmost need,” noted Christina Mistretta of Brooklyn, N.Y., president of the Mount’s Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors.

In addition to Mistretta, the Mount volunteers were: Julia Fitzpatrick of Bayside, N.Y.; Rachel Haas of Malone, N.Y.; Katie Hertlein of Glenwood, N.J.; Alyssa Picard of Torrington, Conn.; Chandlir Radcliffe of Elka Park, N.Y.; Brea Smith of Huntington, N.Y.; Megan Twohig of Edison, N.J.; and Sarah Waleck of Glenwood, N.J.