In Duanesburg, the senior class at Duanesburg High School donated $4,000 from its senior fund to help those suffering from food shortages during the coronavirus outbreak. The class had accumulated the money through fund-raising activities over the past six years, intending to use it for its prom and senior trip. But when the outbreak forced the cancellation of those events, they decided instead to donate it to the regional food bank.
In Saratoga Springs, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County is helping members of nursing homes and assisted living facilities feel connected to family and friends through the Saratoga County 4-H Project Joy. Leland Bunting, 4-H Club coordinator, and Julie Curren, 4-H school outreach coordinator, collaborated with 4-H members from across the county to create a video comprised of individual video submissions, according to a 4-H press release. These videos are being compiled and sent by link to activities directors in health care and nursing facilities, who then are invited share it with their residents. If you know of a facility you think would like a copy of the video, send the activities director’s email address to [email protected]
In Fort Plain, a local woman showed that honesty and integrity have not been lost during the coronvavirus outbreak, by returning a wallet containing $1,300 in cash to police. The woman, Donna Bonney of Richland, found the wallet recently, police said. But instead of keeping the cash for herself, as she easily could have done, she turned it over to Fort Plain police, who returned it fully intact to its rightful owner.
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