A Brooklyn, NY, Relay volunteer's goal to deliver at least 100 decorated luminaria to the Relay For Life of Parkland & Coral Springs in Florida will become a reality, thanks to an outpouring of support for the community that lost 17 of its members in the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
The Florida towns' Relay is April 13 at the high school, and Joe Gillette, a longtime volunteer with the Relay For Life of MCU Park in Brooklyn, is flying down there that day to deliver the luminaria in person. His goal was to deliver 100 bags, but it looks like the total will now reach 150.
On April 7, members of Brooklyn’s Girl Scout Troop #2113 gathered at MCU Park to decorate the luminaria that will ring the school track as a symbol of Relay solidarity. Joe's #RelayCares Go Fund Me campaign has raised nearly $1,500 for Parkland’s Relay For Life event.
Joe, co-lead of the National Relay Volunteer Leadership Team, said he wanted to "show that Relayers are one family, no matter where we may walk the track."
This is the follow-up to an earlier My Society Source story about Joe's initiative, and here is an external news article about Joe's efforts.