Livingston County Cares for our Healthcare Workers
Livingston CARES is following up on our Front Line Workers Appreciation Project that took place in 2020 with the Livingston County Cares for our Healthcare Workers initiative in March 2021. The board of directors is in the process of reaching out to the estimated 800 health care workers currently serving in Livingston County. Volunteers will thank each worker for their continuing service during this difficult pandemic. Please consider making a donation to support this initiative.
DONATE TO THE LIVINGSTON COUNTY CARES FOR OUR HEALTH CARE WORKERS INITIATIVE:
For PayPal please use the drop down menu and select "Livingston County CARES for our Health Care Workers"
For VENMO please type "Healthcare workers" in the message.
A full report on our efforts through the spring of 2020 can be found here: Livingston CARES COVID-19 Front Line Workers Appreciation Project Report
Follow this link to read the: Livingston County News story on our COVID-19 Front Line Workers Appreciation Project.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Livingston CARES?
Livingston CARES is a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to assisting communities and individuals locally, regionally, nationwide, and globally in humanitarian projects, particularly focusing on disaster relief and recovery efforts. In September 2005, our organization began as a response to Hurricane Katrina's devastation along the Gulf Coast, establishing a relationship with the community in Biloxi, MS and sending our first volunteers in the spring of 2006.
Since our first trip in 2006, 1,491 volunteers have participated in 90 service trips to areas devastated by natural disasters including Biloxi, MS; Brooklyn, NY; Puerto Rico; The Florida Keys and Panhandle; and the Houston, TX region. Our volunteers have done it all---demolishing houses, installing sheetrock, painting, beautifying grounds at an elementary school, and everything in between. Learn more about our past work trips and volunteer experiences by accessing our trip reports!
Livingston CARES Statement of Solidarity with the Black community
The Board of Directors of Livingston has created a statement of solidarity with the Black community in response to the murder of Mr. George Floyd and other acts of violence against people of color in America. The statement was adopted by the Livingston County CARES, Inc., Board of Directors on Monday, June 8, 2020.
Statement of Solidarity Excerpt:
As America and the world processes the tragic murder of Mr. George Floyd, and the countless other people of color who have experienced unwarranted violent policing and systemic racism, the board of directors of Livingston CARES is voicing its solidarity with the Black community. We are moved to speak out and pledge ourselves to actions that will help our communities heal through meaningful and systemic change for a more just and equitable society.
You can access and read the full statement here: Statement of Solidarity
In the spring of 2020 Livingston CARES began distributing an online newsletter. Archived issues can be accessed using the links below. If you'd like to be added to the distribution list please email email@example.com with the subject line, "Newsletter" and we'll add you to our list!
Center For Community
MacVittie College Union, Room 353
One College Circle
Currently, Livingston CARES is not offering service trips during the pandemic. We have a reservation in May 22-29 for a team to do recovery work in the Lake Charles area of Louisiana that was affected by two hurricanes in the fall of 2020. If the pandemic travel restrictions are lifted, we will post registration information on this site later this spring.
Donate to Livingston CARES
Individuals can donate to Livingston CARES' general operating fund or to support communities in Puerto Rico impacted by the recent hurricanes that devastated the island. Livingston CARES will work with local agencies Puerto Rico to ensure that all donations are used wisely to help individuals and families recover from the hurricane.Visit our Donate now page to contribute.
Questions regarding Livingston CARES may be directed to President of the Board of Directors, Tom Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org, Vice-President of the Board of Directors Nicholas Palumbo at email@example.com / 585-245-6493, or board Secretary Garth Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org / 585-245-5893.