Vernon Valley Karate hosts clothing drive


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  • Students at the Vernon Valley Karate Academy donate clothes they collected to benefit families in need during these cold winter months.




  • Sensei Tom Shull and Retired Lieutenant Gary Gardner of the Vernon Police Department present the clothing collected by the academy’s students to Mario from The Alamo Farmworkers Community Center.




The students of Vernon Valley Karate Academy collected many items of new and good condition articles of clothing to donate to local families through the Alamo Farmworkers Community Center from Goshen, N.Y.

Retired Vernon Police Lieutenant Gary Gardner, who has worked closely with the karate academy for the over 20 years as they have worked to support the Vernon PAL, organized this clothing drive to support area families through his connection with Alamo.

“I am so very proud of all of my students and their families for continually displaying support and compassion toward our community,” Shull said. “Whenever an opportunity to provide aid and comfort to local organizations or citizens arises, our karate family has always stepped up to lend support. Whether this is reflected by our ongoing support of the Vernon PAL, the Little League and soccer programs, the local VFW, the Vernon Animal Shelter, the Vernon Township High School Theatrical Programs, Cystic Fibrosis and Heart Association Funds, and clothing and food drives that help out local families in need, or through individual acts of kindness displaying our empathy for those having hard times, my students are always ready to help.”

Anyone interested in learning more about the Vernon Valley Karate Academy and the Vernon PAL Karate program should contact them at (973) 764-3104.



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