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2015 Work Trips are posted on the Volunteer pages on this website. Learn about the opportunities during March and May to join one of our work trips to either Biloxi, Mississippi or Staten Island/Long Island.

Registration for all trips will begin in September.Registration forms will available on the website and in the Center for Community (macVittie 353) and will accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis starting September 1. There will be 21 spaces available for the January trip to Biloxi and 7 spaces for the Janaury trip to Staten Island. In March, there will be 21 spaces avaiable on each of the spring break trips to either Biloxi or Long Island. In May, there will be 14 spaces available on the trip to Biloxi and 7 on the trip to Staten Island. The March Give Kids the World trip will have 12 spaces avaiable. A new Weekend of Service trip to Rochester on February 20-22 will have 12 spaces available. More information and details and registration forms are available on the website at http://livingstoncares.geneseo.edu and at the Center for Community in MacVittie 353.

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, 792 volunteers have participated in 29 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, and everything in between. To hear more about our past work trips and volunteer experiences, click here. Since January of 2013, 49 volunteers have worked on similar home projects on Staten Island and Long Island.

Livingston CARES is also involved in local projects in Livingston County. Our next major activity is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, 2014. Students from SUNY Geneseo will be particpating in volunteer service activites in almost every town and village in the county in "Geneseo Goes to Town."

HURRICANE SANDY DISASTER RELIEF FUND

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.

TYPHOON HAIYAN RELIEF AND RECOVERY FUND ESTABLISHED

On Monday, November 11, 2013, the CARES Board of Directors established a new Typhoon Haiyan Relief and Recovery fund to assist in recovery work in the communities devasteded by Typhoon Haiyan. 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.

Donations to the fund may be made on the Livingston CARES website's donation page using one of two options:

  1. Making a check payable to Livingston CARES Typhoon Haiyan Relief and Recovery Fund, or
  2. Using the Network for Good credit card option with a notation that the donation is for the Sandy Relief Fund.

Questions regarding Livingston CARES may be directed to Tom Matthews at matthews@geneseo.edu or 245-5857.

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!

 

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