# Community service
Volunteer Fair Steers Students to Service-Learning
Tiffany Niles of the Orange County Youth Bureau shares information about volunteerism and community service using the United Way of Dutchess and Orange Counties' Volunteer Portal with Valley Central High School students at the school’s first Volunteer Fair on September 29th.
Day of Service in Honor of Lifelong Friends Scheduled
A Day of Service will be held in honor of lifelong friends Dick Kowal and Mickey Hunt.Project Self-Sufficiency. The lives of longtime friends Richard “Dick” Kowal and Michael “Mickey” Hunt will be honored with a Day of Service at varied locations in Sussex County, New Jersey, and Port Jervis, New York, Friday, October 14th, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The pair died tragically in a boating accident in 2021. Both men lived exemplary lives of service to their community, mentoring students and offering advice to young and old. Hunt was a self-employed mason contractor who became a general contractor and partnered with Kowal on numerous projects for decades. Kowal served as construction supervisor in the building of non-profit agency Project Self-Sufficiency’s four-building Newton campus, eventually taking on the role of Maintenance Supervisor at the organization. He oversaw the non-profit agency’s facilities and mentored hundreds of teens and young adults through the New Jersey Youth Corps program for high school dropouts. The Day of Service will offer volunteer opportunities to those who would like to commemorate the pair by giving back to the community; projects are available at various sites in Port Jervis, New York and Sussex County, New Jersey. The $25 registration fee will be earmarked for the creation of a scholarship for New Jersey Youth Corps graduates who exemplify the life of service displayed by Kowal and Hunt. Interested volunteers are invited to register online at www.projectselfsufficiency.org.
Pennsylvania man cuts overgrown lawns to improve community, suffers stroke from heat
A Pennsylvania man who has taken it upon himself to cut overgrown lawns in his community with a push mower recently suffered a stroke from the heat. But that's not stopping him from continuing his mission.
Forsyth County residents: The choice is yours on how to serve others in need
(Forsyth County, GA) Forsyth County residents will have a chance to learn how they can give back to the community either through volunteering or working to help others in need. Forsyth County Community Connect is holding its first Volunteer & Job Fair this Saturday, March 26, 2022.
Tufts Legacy Project builds intergenerational connections, one story at a time
Members of the Tufts Legacy Project are pictured at the club's General Interest Meeting on Jan. 27.Mark Choi / The Tufts Daily. Disclaimer:Katie Fureyis a former features editor atThe Tufts Daily. Katie was not involved in the writing or editing of this article.
Giving back to the community
We see a need in our community in normal times, but throw in illness, loss of jobs, rising prices, and mental stress, and the need for help rises dramatically. There are many ways that everyone can reach out to help even in small ways, but people are sometimes not sure where to start so let me give you some resources where you can reach out to help in our area.
Giving Tuesday: A Way to Give Back to Your Community
We all know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but after these two events there is another day that isn't advertised as much. It is called Giving Tuesday. According to the Giving Tuesday website, this day has been celebrated for nine years and is used as a means for people to give back to their community and support the organizations that help those in need get back on their feet.