Clariona Griffith

Clariona Griffith was born in a country named Guyana, located in South America. She later migrated to Hempstead, New York with her parents. She’s been a resident of Hempstead for 40 years. Clariona is also a mother of two young men and a grandson. With great support from her parents Howard and Desiree Wright, who are also residents of Hempstead, Clariona continues to make great strides in her community and in her career life. For the past 25 years Clariona continues to dedicate her life to serve her community by helping to feed the less fortunate. As well as finding homes for those in need for the month of November 2020.  With the help of others, they were able to place 36 undocumented individuals who were homeless in front of V&T Supermarket in Hempstead. With their persistence and hard work they were able to get the less fortunate permanent housing through the department of social services. During the pandemic, Clariona and Hempstead Caring Hearts and few other local residents were able to feed thousands of residents and  give Christmas gifts to children during the holiday season. They also helped drop off PPE to our local businesses. Her service have always been in high regards to her faith, family, and community. Clariona is the President of the Hempstead Chamber Commerce and co- owner of Safechild Early Learning center.