A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT TOM MATTHEWS
Celebrating 15 Years of Service: Greetings Members and Friends of Livingston CARES. Our volunteers, donors, and alumni are members of Livingston CARES and we hope you will continue to support our community service work. This year, we are celebrating 15 years and the work of 1,500 plus volunteers on 90 service trips.since our founding in 2005. Due to the pandemic, we were forced to cancel several trips in 2020 and postpone 2021 trips to Puerto Rico and Louisiana until May or possibly 2022.
Zoom Reunions: We decided to stay active and celebrate our 15 years of service by hosting a Zoom reunion with the founders in September 2020. The success of that event prompted us to host Zoom reunions with the first volunteer group to work in Biloxi in 2006, another with volunteers on the three trips to Biloxi in 2011, and a fourth with volunteers on three trips to the Florida Keys in 2019. Our next Zoom reunion on March 10, will include volunteers on 5 service teams that worked on Hurricane Sandy projects on Staten Island in 2013-2015. Let us know if you would like to help host a service trip Zoom reunion.
Livingston County Cares for Our Healthcare Workers: Last summer, we responded to the pandemic through a Front Line Workers Appreciation Project thanking workers throughout Livingston County for their service. In this issue of the Newsletter, we are announcing a follow-up initiative to thank an estimated 800 healthcare workers for their continuing service during the pandemic.We invite you to help us with this project. See the details below.
Thank you again for your volunteer work and donations to Livingston CARES.
President, Livingston CARES