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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:24 pm    Post subject: WHERE TO TURN VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS Reply with quote

A special thanks to all of our volunteers who were out today most of
them multiple times to assist their adopted seniors.


ABC News caught up with 2 of them

Trying to dig out in Staten Island

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/video?id=7269825


NY 1 News caught another

S.I. Students Help Shovel Out Older Neighbors

http://www.ny1.com/9-staten-island-news-content/top_stories/113539/s-i--students-help-shovel-out-older-neighbors


And so did the Staten Island Advance (from 2/11 edition)

Equal parts blitz and bliss as blizzard hits borough

Throughout the day, Where-To-Turn, a program that matches junior high
and high school students with seniors who need able-bodied snow
shovelers, had volunteers clearing paths.

Brittany Carmona, 16, of Grant City, her sister Gabrielle, 13, and their
mother, Teresa, helped to dig out neighbor Claire Morandi and even
cleared off the woman's car.

Brittany's father, Stephen, had helped his daughter with the shoveling
yesterday morning, and she planned to make a third trip last night to
clear the rest of the fallen snow.

"I'm so glad for the service," Ms. Morandi said. "This was tops."

VOLUNTEER SHOVELERS

Dennis McKeon of Where-To-Turn said this year's ranks included about 550
volunteer shovelers across the borough, though some 2,500 seniors had
requested the service. About 75 seniors had called the day before the
storm, hoping to be matched with a shoveler by the time the first flakes
fell.

Students can still sign up as volunteers by calling 718-966-6531, though
they will only qualify for five community service hours for the
remainder of the winter.

McKeon said he hopes to boost the ranks of volunteers, to match more
seniors up with a student in their neighborhood.

"We're doing the best we can," McKeon said.


And here is something that should have been covered but wasn’t

An unknown soldier started shoveling out Berlin Lodge & The Purple Heart Veteran Memorial at Pouch Camp at 6:00 PM.

He Finished At 9:30 PM.

At 12:00 AM he went back because 6 more inches had fallen!

He worked another 2 hours!

He was asked why?

He replied that HONOR was his only priority!
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