WCBS 880 Celebrates 50 Years Of Covering News In New York

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — In this week’s 50 People to Know, we introduce you to Liana Patel, a senior at Ardsley High School and helping hand to New York City’s homeless population.

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liana patel 50 people 880 50 People To Know: High School Senior Liana Patel Helps NYCs Homeless

Ardsley High School senior Liana Patel joined Midnight Run to help feed the homeless across New York City. (Credit: WCBS Newsradio 880)

The 18-year-old sacrifices her Saturday nights to help the homeless and hungry across the city.

She, along with other Midnight Run volunteers, spend late nights delivering food and clothing to people in need.

For her selflessness and generosity, the town of Greenburgh honored Patel with its unsung hero award.

As president of her school’s community service organization, called the Silver Lining Club, what advice does she have for the students following in her footsteps?

“If you see a problem in your community, do something that you can do — there’s always something you can do to try to fix it, try to address it in some way. Get other people involved, maybe organize a group of people who want to make some type of change,” she tells WCBS’ Sean Adams. “Yeah, don’t be afraid to get started with something you care about.”


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