Town Supervisor Kate Murray recently honored nine women, including one from East Meadow, who live or work in the Town of Hempstead for their outstanding contributions to the community at the town’s annual Pathfinder Awards ceremony.
Camille Leone is involved in the Wounded Warriors Foundation, the East Meadow Kiwanis Club and the PTA. Leone is a fighter for the Wounded Warriors Foundation, providing companion dogs to wounded servicemen and women and fundraising for the organization’s Pennies for Pups Walk.
"The adage, ‘if you want something done, ask a busy person to do it,” seems to have been written with East Meadow’s Camille Leone in mind," Murray said. "A role model to local children as a PTA member, Camille has instilled the desire to help others in her two elementary school-aged children, who have also become involved in community service, under their mother’s guiding hand."
As a member of the East Meadow Kiwanis Club, Leone helps make the holidays brighter for families in need, providing food baskets for local families for Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hanukah and Easter/Passover. She also adopts two families a year, providing clothing and toys for the children.
In addition, she supports the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center at North Shore LIJ Hospital and her family actively participates in fundraisers for the center. A role model to local children as a PTA member, Leone has instilled the desire to help others in her two elementary school-aged children, who have also become involved in community service under their mother’s guiding hand.
She recently learned of a toddler battling Leukemia, and has been a driving force in fundraising for the family to help pay medical bills and provide basic necessities. She is also a regular supporter of the Rich Forenza Memorial Fund, which supports a burn unit for children, and she is working toward sending burn victims from the unit to camp this summer.
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