Walden Environmental Engineering volunteered at the Mary Brennan INN on June 22nd for Walden Day 2018.

Giving back is a major priority at Walden. We believe in improving the environment and community with our contributions. On an annual basis, the Walden Staff take a day away from work to celebrate the company’s anniversary May 19, 1995 by performing a day of community service.

“We were fortunate enough to have Walden come in today to volunteer,” said Jason Tessler, Mary Brennan INN Manager. “You guys rocked and I hope to see you back!”

The Mary Brennan INN is the largest soup kitchen in Long Island, serving a hot, five course meal to over 200 people every day. The INN offers hot showers, toiletries, household items, a clothing boutique, emergency services and a pantry section for those in need. The CTC program offers services if you need shelter, identification, and even a driver’s license.

A few words from the Walden staff:

“I learned how accommodating the INN is and no matter anyone’s situation they welcome everyone inside.” –Sydney Schandel

“I helped facilitate a movie for the little kids.” –Magdalena Rychtecka

“I helped serve food to the guests of the INN.” –Erica Johnston

“I felt a great sense of community being able to make a difference in Nassau County where I spend so much of my time.” –Louis Goldstein

“It was an eye opening experience for me.” –Larry LePere

“It was very rewarding to feel like you made a difference in someone else’s life.” –Nora Brew

Walden Day Goes Upstate!

Walden Staff also volunteered at White Stone Gateway Corp. on June 15th. They helped remodel a house to provide a path for domestic violence victims and their families to safety, financial independence, and self-sufficiency.

White Stone Gateway Corp. is a not for profit corporation established in 2014 with the purpose of purchasing and managing real estate properties aimed at providing transitional housing for individuals and families going through tough circumstances. Partnering with the YWCA of Schenectady in 2015, the ultimate goal of White Stone Gateway is to promote economic and personal stability in the lifestyle of those involved in our program, allowing for their transition into a more sustainable life.  White Stone Gateway will provide a path for domestic violence victims and their families to safety, financial independence, and self-sufficiency.

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If you are from a non-for profit and are looking for a group of volunteers, please contact Walden Environmental Engineering at (516)624-7200.