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Zachary Andreadis - Eagle Scout

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St. Michael's Home Eagle Project

On Saturday, March 24, 2012, Zachary Aristides Andreadis, the seventeen year old grandson of resident, Paonne Andreadis completed his service project at St. Michael’s Home in the hopes of obtaining the highest rank of Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout.

This award is bestowed to those Scouts who demonstrate their leadership skills by performing a service that will benefit a religious or educational institution.

Zachary is a member of Troop 240 Bronx where he serves as its Senior Patrol Leader. When deciding where to perform his service project, Zachary looked to St. Michael’s, the place where his yiayia has called home since May of 2008 and where he has spent over sixty hours volunteering with Activities Director, Sveltana Ults. Zachary spent time orchestrating the project, securing all the materials and leading his labor crew to complete his mission.

Arriving bright and early Saturday morning, Zachary gathered with his fellow scouts and their parents to undertake the large task of beautifying the exterior landscape of the Home. Zachary led the others by delegating tasks such as painting the storage unit, irrigating the soil, covering the garden with tarp to prevent weeds, installing new fencing, collecting garbage, and scrubbing the benches and chairs clean. Simultaneously working the boys carried their shovels, paintbrushes and other garden tools as they slaved away for hours to give the grounds the facelift it so needed. But most excitingly, the boys helped their fathers to take apart the courtyard fountain and restored it to working condition. Now the residents will be able to enjoy the serenity of a clean courtyard with the soothing sounds of the running fountain. They also will be encouraged to help cultivate the plush vegetable garden.

Through his hard work, commitment and hours of labor, Zachary has completed his project portion of the Eagle Scout requirement. The Home is very privileged and grateful that Zachary chose our garden for his project. We are extremely proud of his accomplishments and overwhelming acts of kindness. In the coming spring and summer months, as the trees and plants begin blooming and the temperatures being to sour, the residents and their families will be able to sit outside and enjoy the fruits of his hard labor.

To view upcoming photos of the project, for more information about St. Michael’s, for volunteering opportunities or to make a donation, please visit here or call Alexa Cecchini at 914-476-3374 or acecchini@stmichaelshome.org.


About St. Michaels’S Home:

Since its opening in May of 1958 the mission of St. Michael’s Home has been to provide the elderly of our Greek Orthodox community with a home-away-from-home where they can live out their “golden” years with love, dignity, and quality care in a Greek Orthodox environment. As the only residential adult care facility under the aegis of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Home is a unique facility offering a loving environment where residents are treated as family members and are accorded the appropriate physical and spiritual care they need.


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