Mission Statement and Resolutions
The Mission of Livingston County CARES is to help communities and individuals locally, regionally, statewide, nationwide, and globally in humanitarian projects, including disaster relief and recovery efforts. Livingston County CARES provides a central repository for resources and information for individuals and organizations wishing to contribute to disaster relief effort.
County of Livingston
Geneseo, New York 14454
Board of Supervisors
RESOLUTION NO. 2005- SUPPORTING LIVINGSTON CARES
WHEREAS, our fellow citizens in Harrison County, Mississippi suffered the destruction of property and the interruption of services necessary to the health and happiness of their communities, as a result of the hurricanes named Katrina and Rita; and
WHEREAS, the people of Livingston County, New York stand united in their desire to assist the citizens of Harrison County in the struggle to restore the fullness of community life; and
WHEREAS, we stand in admiration of their courage; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that the Livingston County Board of Supervisors offers its support and encouragement to the coalition of agencies and organizations in our County, which has come to be known as Livingston Cares; and it is further
RESOLVED, that this initiative seeks to establish a long-term friendship with the people of Harrison County matching resources to needs with the goal of providing appropriate help and assistance in the work of rebuilding and seeking opportunities to celebrate the cultural richness of our respective communities.
Dated at Geneseo, New York
September 28, 2005
Resolution of Thanks
As a recognition and celebration of Livingston CARES’ continued service and commitment to Biloxi, Mississippi, the Harrison County Board of Supervisors presented a resolution of thanks to volunteers of Livingston CARES on January 11, 2016.
A RESOLUTION OF THE HARRISON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CONGRATULATING AND HONORING LIVINGSTON COUNTY CARES, INC. ON ITS TENTH ANNIVERSARY
WHEREAS, on September 28, 2005, the Livingston County, New York Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution No. 2005 endorsing the formation of Livingston County Cares, Inc. to assist the citizens of Harrison County in recovery and relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; and
WHEREAS, Livingston County CARES, Inc. is a collaborative effort of groups and organizations throughout the State University of New York at Geneseo, the City of Geneseo and Livingston County, New York; and
WHEREAS, Livingston County CARES is comprised 100% by volunteers; and
WHEREAS, the mission of Livingston County CARES is to help communities and individuals locally, regionally, nationally and globally in humanitarian projects either directly or as a central repository for resources and information for others wishing to contribute to disaster relief; and
WHEREAS, since January 2006, Livingston County CARES has sent approximately 882 volunteers on thirty-four (34) service trips to work on the rehabilitation and reconstruction of homes within the area; and
WHEREAS, the total estimated value of Livingston County CARES volunteer efforts in the community is $1,115,132.00; and
WHEREAS, in addition to helping residents reestablish their homes, Livingston County Cares has provided immeasurable assistance to the citizens of Harrison County through its participation and assistance in the Livingston County Coalition of Churches Tools for Katrina Project, the Woolmarket Youth Football League, ARC Connection to the Gulf Coast, the Woolmarket Youth Recreation Complex Project, and the Moore Community House; and
WHEREAS, while the stories of Hurricane Katrina have faded, Livingston County CARES continues to provide assistance to those less fortunate in Harrison County; and
WHEREAS, on the tenth anniversary of Livingston County CARES, it is fitting and appropriate that Harrison County and its citizens express their sincere congratulations and grateful appreciation for Livingston County CARES’ unwavering support and continued friendship.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF HARRISON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION I. Upon adoption of this Resolution, the Harrison County Board of Supervisors, on behalf of the citizens of Harrison County, expresses its sincere congratulations and grateful appreciation to Livingston County CARES, Inc., on its tenth anniversary for its unwavering support and assistance in recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
SECTION II. A certified copy of this Resolution shall be spread upon the official minutes of Harrison County there to remain as a testament to the many outstanding achievements of Livingston County CARES, Inc.
This all ordered and done this the 11thth day of January, 2016.