Event raises $40K for charities

LYONS FALLS — Otis Technology held its sixth annual Invitational Golf Outing for Charity on Sept. 15, raising $40,000 for Lewis County Humane Society and Fort Drum’s Family Morale Welfare Recreation program.

Otis’ vendors and partners from all parts of the U.S., Otis employees and local businesses came together at the Brantingham Golf Club to raise awareness and money for the two local charities. For months leading up to the golf outing, Otis employees and a newly formed Fund-raising Committee at Otis Technology raised money through additional fund-raising efforts.

Fort Drum FMWR strives to provide soldiers and their families with all the necessary needs, a wealth of programs, activities, facilities and services to enhance their quality of life and to make the stay at Fort Drum a memorable one. The Otis Technology golf committee presented a check in the amount of $27,500 to Brigadier Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, deputy commanding general for support, 10th Mountain Division, on behalf of Fort Drum’s FMWR.

The Lewis County Humane Society also $12,500 to help improve conditions of their building. Renovations included remodeling the entrance and reception area, giving the director an office space and creating four cattery spaces.