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Something for everyone at Saturday's Community Resilience Day


9/5/2017
By Patsy Nicosia

Looking to learn how to drive an ambulance? Or maybe your thing is history. Or historic restoration. Or maybe you’d like to visit with seniors. Or pets. No matter your interest, you can probably find a place to volunteer at the first-ever Community Resilience Day this Saturday at Cobleskill’s Fusion Community Church. The event runs from noon-3pm and will feature tables from nearly two dozen local community organizations in need of volunteers. There will also be prizes and refreshments. Saturday’s Volunteer Recruitment Fair will be followed up by a Training & Orientation Day, also at Fusion, from 9am-1pm, the following Saturday, September 16. Both events have been put together by a half dozen community organizations following the lead of the Schoharie County Office of Emergency Services. They’re a way to bring like-minded agencies and organizations together in one place to increase awareness of their need for volunteers, said OES’s Anne MacCush. They’re also a way for people interested in volunteering to find a match for their interests. All ages are welcome this Saturday and there will be a raffle at the end of the day. Organizations signed up to participate so far include: --Central Bridge Fire Department. --Schoharie County Food Pantry. --The Joshua Project. --Friendly Home Visits. --Safe Kind Inclusion Networking (SKIN). --SALT. --Cobleskill Rescue Squad. --Medical Reserve Corps. --Charlotteville Restoration Project. --Huntersland Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts. --SCCAP. --Old Stone Fort. --Salvation Army. --Fusion Church. --Sharon Springs EMS. --OES Teams for: Animal Response, EMS, Search & Rescue, and HAZMAT. For more information—and there still might be room for your organization to participate—contact Ms. MacCuish at (518) 295-2276.


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