Senator Ball's Student Advisory Council

Brewster NY – (10/23/2013) – Senator Greg Ball’s (R,C,I – Patterson) Student Advisory Council will be volunteering this weekend at Habitat For Humanity in Putnam Valley.

Senator Ball’s advisory council will spend this Saturday lending a helping hand for Habitat for Humanity as they continue their 2013 series of ‘Women Build Events’. The event will take place on Saturday, October 26th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 87 Johnson Street in Putnam Valley, New York.

Senator Ball, who is slated to be at the event around noon, said he is happy that his advisory council is lending a helping hand for this project.

“I founded the Student Advisory Council to give students  throughout my district a voice in state government. This is a living and breathing council that actively works on legislation and also participates in community events throughout the 40th Senate District,” said Senator Greg Ball. “I am proud to join the council this weekend as they volunteer to help build a home. Habitat for Humanity is a wonderful organization that does so much for communities all across our Nation, I am proud and honored to lend a helping hand as they build this home in Putnam County.”

Habitat for Humanity Putnam County is a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to making affordable and decent housing a matter of conscience and community action.

In addition to helping out Habitat for Humanity, Senator Ball’s Student Advisory Council will be hosting a food drive for the Third Annual Veterans’ Thanksgiving Dinner that will be hosted on November 23, 2013, the advisory council also plans to go caroling in December for veterans at the Montrose VA home.

“Not only is it an honor to serve as a representative for my high school at the Senator’s office, but also a thrill for me to be able learn the ins and outs of youth involvement in today’s political world,” said council co-chairman Steven Youssef, a student at Carmel High School. “My past three years on the council have not only enriched my experience as a high school student, but has also allowed me to meet some amazing young people that I will share a lifetime bond with. It makes me very proud to know that there are men like Senator Ball in our world, who really do care a lot about our community and especially its youth.”

Students that are interested in joining the Student Advisory Council should contact Suzi McDonough at or (845) 279-3773.

For more information contact or (845) 531-9796.


About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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