The Eastern Shore Boys & Girls Club is grateful to good Samaritan, Jim LeCato, the president and chief of the Nassawadox Fire and Rescue Station. Because of Chief LeCato’s generosity, Kathy Custis and staff were able to offer academic support to club members in the station’s community space throughout the winter and spring. The program operated Mondays and Wednesdays when students weren’t going to school and participated virtually on a hybrid schedule. The opportunity relieved stress felt by working parents and provided a social outlet for elementary and middle school students who have had few opportunities to play with others since the onset of the pandemic.
High school students are gathering at the YMCA two evenings a week thanks to another good Samaritan, Executive Director Andre Elliott. As difficult as the last 14 months have been for adults, they’ve been as difficult (or more so) for our children and teens. We at the Eastern Shore Boys & Girls Club want to acknowledge how important these opportunities have been for our children, teens, and families, and applaud the community leadership shown by Chief LeCato and Mr. Elliott.
Many thanks also to all the individuals who contributed to the B&GC lunch bus. You’ve all made a huge difference and we appreciate your support.
Karen Hatch and the Auxiliary Board
of the Eastern Shore Boys & Girls Club