Hartwick to Help Neighbors Recover from Floods

November 4, 2011

Scores of Hartwick students, faculty and staff are headed to the nearby communities of Fleischmanns and North Blenheim on Saturday, November 12 to help these two hard-hit communities recover from damage sustained during flooding late this summer.

Both towns are working feverishly to complete the first phase of their recovery before winter descends upon upstate New York, and their Hartwick neighbors are pitching in to lend a hand.

The effort is sponsored by the Hartwick offices of Community Involvement and Volunteerism  and First Year Experience, as well as Student Senate.

"We're invested in our neighbors, and in our surrounding communities," explained Hartwick Associate Director of First Year Experienc Ann-Lis Glenn. "This is also an opportunity for Hartwick students to get hands-on experience with service learning, for a very important cause."

Hartwick will provide transportation to the sites, where work will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aramark Facilities Services has agreed to provide lunch for all volunteers involved.

Those interested in joining the effort may email Glenn at Registration will also be held outside The Commons during lunch November 7-11.

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