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Volunteers still needed in hurricane relief


Volunteers from the Union community are still needed to pitch in and help those affected by flooding from hurricanes Irene and Lee. 

Towns in the Schoharie Valley and lower Mohawk regions, such as Middleburgh, Schoharie, Burtonsville, Rotterdam Junction and the Stockade area of Schenectady, still need volunteers to help clean up debris and haul away destroyed items.

Members of Sigma Chi, Alpha Epsilon Pi, the Geology Department, the men’s hockey team, Athletics Department, Wold House and Kenney Community Center have all volunteered. 

To fully maximize the College’s resources, students, faculty and staff can join in the following activities: 

•  Saturday, Oct. 1:  15 students will volunteer with Shakti in the Stockade area on a day of service known as "Be the Change," commemorating Gandhi's birthday. Check out the calendar posting.

•  Saturday, Oct. 1: Crew coach Tom White and members of his team will travel to Middleburgh to help a Class of 1957 Union alumnus with his home.

•  Saturday, Oct. 8: Wells House is planning an event.  Check the Kenney Center Facebook page for details.

•  Saturday, Oct. 15: The Kenney Center will sponsor its annual John Calvin Toll Day of Service.  Students, faculty and staff can sign up for either morning service at local organizations (including flood cleanup in the Stockade), or full-day flood cleanup in Schoharie.