Resource fairs to aid flood victims


A pair of multi-agency resource fairs will be held for local residents impacted by the Halloween flooding from noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Willowvale Fire Department and from noon to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov.15 at the Parkway School in Whitesboro.

The events feature organizations in Herkimer and Oneida counties that are active in providing recovery resources for people who suffered damage from the flooding.

The last registration for both resource fairs is at 7:30 p.m. on the night of the event.

The Willowvale Fire Department is located at 3459 S. Oneida St., Chadwicks while the Parkway School is located at 65 Oriskany Blvd.

Partner resources available at the resource fairs will include service organizations such as the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, United Way-2-1-1, Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, Catholic Charities, County Departments of Social Services, Public Health, Mental Health, Office for the Aging and Emergency Management.

Since 1921, the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area has been a human service leader in the Mohawk Valley, encouraging all community members to give, advocate and volunteer, according to the agency. Its mission is to mobilize the caring power of the Valley and Greater Utica area by connecting people, resources and ideas to create a thriving community. United Way funds area programs and initiatives addressing crucial community issues in the impact areas of health, education, financial stability and basic needs, the agency added. 

For information about United Way, to donate or to get involved visit, or call 315–733-4691. 


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