Walter Joins Students Volunteering At Hospital

Back row, from left to right, Jane Andrews from Erie 1 BOCES, Millard Fillmore Volunteer Services Director Kathy D. Gorski, Keelin Brady, Assemblyman Ray Walter, Jessie Kichigan, Natalie Pelton; (middle row) Lauren Marks, Aman Shamaa, Kayla Green, Gia Roth, Kaylee Achman; (front row) Cassidy Smith, Maria Pollach, Sonja Oper and Sumayyah Ahmad.

Assemblyman Raymond Walter (R,C,I-Amherst) recently joined a group of local high school students in volunteering at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Williamsville. The students, all deeply interested in medical professions and attending various high schools throughout the region, are taking part in the Erie 1 BOCES program, which will earn them college credits toward their specific, desired careers in medicine. Walter spent time checking in patients and visitors at the front desk and spoke with the students about issues such as the joys of volunteering and the dangers of bullying.

"I thoroughly enjoyed teaming up with local high school students to help ease the burden on the exceptional medical professionals at Millard Fillmore," said Walter. "Seeing our community's youth giving up their time to do something good for others just goes to show what a selfless, tight-knit community we have in Western New York."

The event added another stop to Assemblyman Walter's celebration of National Volunteer Week, which included a day spent cleaning up Ellicott Creek in Amherst State Park as a part of the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeepers' Annual Spring "Beach Sweep."

From left to right, Assemblyman Ray Walter with volunteer Jennie Pohl and employee Marie Brown at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.