Letter-writing Campaign Brings Cheer to Healthcare Workers

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  Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus recently joined Orange-Ulster BOCES Chief Operating Officer William Hecht to collect “Orange Cares” letters from the students at BOCES’ Health Careers Academy at Arden Hill.

  Neuhaus launched the initiative to give thanks and pay tribute to people who continue their dedicated work on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to bring some holiday joy to the County’s nursing home residents and those who are in the hospital over the holidays. More than 1,800 cards were collected.

  Orange County’s response to this initiative has been overwhelming and is much appreciated,” said Neuhaus. “I want to thank the students at BOCES and throughout the County, as well as the kind residents, who took the time to write letters of support.

  As part of “Orange Cares,” Neuhaus asked residents to write letters of appreciation to Orange County’s doctors, nurses, first responders, medical administrative staffs and those in nursing homes or hospitals during this holiday season. The County partnered with ShopRite to collect cards that will be distributed this week.

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Orange-Ulster BOCES Chief Operating Officer William Hecht (from left), BOCES’ Health Careers Academy students, Isabella Uhrig & Jessica Roosa, &Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus are pictured at Orange-Ulster BOCES in Goshen, NY.




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