The Patchogue-Medford High School Robotics Team 329 is continuing to prove that it can do a lot more than just build award-winning robots as it continues to help those less fortunate in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Team members dropped off more than 1,300 pounds of food, as well as $165, in donations they collected to Island Harvest after the storm hit. And now they have made a second large donation to Long Island Cares for Sandy victims.
The team spent their Sunday volunteering in the Long Island Cares warehouse to help organize, pack, sort and get donated items ready to be sent out to people who are in need of them.
Team 329 has long made community service an integral part of its mission. In 2010, the team won the annual Sherman's Award at the National Robotics competition held in Atlanta. That award was based on the team's outreach work such as mentoring elementary and middle schools students, holding food drives and volunteering with local organizations.