Tornado Relief Fund
(May 22, 2013) The Livingston CARES Board of Directors established a Tornado Relief Fund to assist the Moore, Oklahoma community with relief and recovery from the devastation caused by the tornado earlier this week. Please go to the donate pages and select either option (1) mail in gift form, or option (2) give online through the Networki for Good.
The CARES board will donate all funds received (no administrative overhead or charges) to an appropriate agency or project that best meets the needs of the Moore, Oklahoma community.
HURRICANE SANDY and KATRINA
Seven volunteers are woprking on Staten Island and fourteen volutneers are working in Biloxi during the week of May 19-25. Look for an update on the trips during the last week of May.
Livingston CARES is a non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to assisting communities and individuals locally, regionally,
nationwide, and globally in humanitarian projects, including disaster
relief and recovery efforts. In September 2005, our organization began as a response to Hurricane Katrina's devastation along the Gulf Coast. We are a collaborative effort among SUNY Geneseo groups and organizations and the surrounding Livingston County, New York community with a 10 year commitment to assist the people and communities of Harrison County, Mississippi rebuild their homes and lives.
Since January 2006, 724 volunteers have gone on 26 work trips to the Biloxi/Gulfport region. Our volunteers have done it all--- demolishing a two-story house, installing sheetrock, painting, beautifying grounds at an elementary school, working at an animal shelter, and everything in between. To hear more about our past work trips and volunteer experiences, click here. In addition to the Mississippi work trips, Livingston CARES has also established relief and recovery funds to assist with relief and recovery efforts in Haiti, Japan and most recently in New York City and Long Island. In January, 2013, 19 volutneers worked on homes on Staten Island that werer devestated by Hurricane Sandy. Twenty-eight volunteers are registered for the March spring break trip to Biloxi.
HURRICANE SANDY DISASTER RELIEF FUND ESTABLISHED
On Friday, November 2, 2012, the CARES Board of Directors established a new Relief and Recovery fund to assist in the relief and recovery work in the communities devasteded by Hurricane Sandy. See the donate page on this wesite for instructions on how to make tax deductible donations by check or credit card through the Network for Good. Information on work trips and ways to assist in the relief and recovery efforts will be posted on these pages as the planning process unfolds in the next several days and weeks.
We invite you to look through our website and learn about Livingston CARES. If you are new to CARES, the Learn about CARES section will help you become acquainted with us and our mission of helping communities in need. Are you looking to donate your time or financial support? The "Get Involved" section will help you support Livingston CARES in whichever way you choose.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about Livingston CARES!