Continuing its mission of spreading hope and kindness, the Thomas Edison CTE High School’s SkillsUSA organization recently showed their appreciation for local heroes at the FDNY Engine 294 & Ladder 143 firehouse in Richmond Hill.

SkillsUSA is a student-led organization that focuses on building leaders for the skilled workforce through career training and community service.

To show their appreciation for the firefighters’ courage and heroism, the students created New Year’s greeting cards and delivered them, along with Dunkin’ donuts, to the firehouse. The Edison SkillsUSA presidents, Sarah Janmahamad and Jennifer Singh, above, brought the 100 cards written by fellow classmates to the fIrehouse along with 12 dozen donuts.

The gesture of thanks came after the same firefighters battled a six-alarm blaze in Queens that left dozens of people homeless and three of their colleagues injured.

Seeing the photo of the firefighters with their cards and donuts, top, the students from SkillsUSA felt they had had a rewarding experience.

“Although we are in a remote learning environment, this opportunity to support our community during tough times was a great way to show unity and impact others,” member Emily Mohammed stated.

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