Norwich Cadets Help With Hurricane Irene Relief Efforts

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  1. patentesq

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    Devil5891 Norwich Cadet

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    I would like to add to this article that 8 Norwich Students who volunteer with the Fire department and 6 EMTs with NU EMS were also there all night helping with evacuations, triage of injured, and helping with the Nursing Home which was cut off from any possible evacuation due to the river. Lets give credit to them too.
     
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    They deserve it. I was NU EMS as a cadet and totally believe they were working very hard.
     
  5. NorwichDad

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    It is bad in Vermont. The Norwich Cadets, Students, Faculty and Families are still helping. We can too. Donate now

    Clean-up support: Anyone living in Central Vermont who wants to volunteer can call 802.485.2644 or email 4achange@norwich.edu. The CCE will give you an assignment and tell you where to go and what to bring.

    Material donations: Check the Center for Civic Engagement page on Facebook to find out what is needed most and how to get it to those who need it.

    Financial Contributions: The Norwich University Hurricane Relief Fund has been created and all gifts will aid students, faculty and staff affected by the storm. Your tax-deductible contribution to this special fund will be acknowledged with a receipt.

    To make a gift online, go to www.alumni.norwich.edu/HurricaneRelief
    To mail a contribution, make checks payable to Norwich University Hurricane Relief Fund and mail it to: Norwich University Development Office, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663-1035
     
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    Devil5891 Norwich Cadet

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    From The President

    This is where we will post daily about relief efforts; how you can volunteer and next day volunteer opportunities; how you can register a need and any announcements specific to the effects of the storm such as programming changes.



    To keep up with reports of road conditions and closures: http://bit.ly/nkSQry
    Sunday, August 28: 37 members of Mountain Cold Weather worked in conjunction with Northfield Police and other first responders to evacuate Northfield residents.

    NU Facilities Operations took blankets to Northfield High School and transported 29 residents from Northfield to shelter in Barre .

    Monday, August 29: NU Fac Ops transported those 29 residents from Barre back to Northfield.

    Some individual cases of volunteering that were not documented

    Tuesday August 30: Approximately 60 students, including the women’s soccer team, helped clean out affected houses in town.

    Wednesday, August 31: Three students went out in the morning and cleaned out an entire house.

    A group was requested by local business Wall Goldfinger, so students worked there from 1-4 p.m.

    From 4-7 p.m. a group of 40 students total, including the men’s rugby team, helped clean out houses .

    Cabinet approved additional internal support to the Center for Civic Engagement. SGCS Dean Clements released Kevin Beal to spend two – three hours a day in the office taking calls about community needs and volunteers, and this has allowed Nicole to respond to emails, etc.

    Office of Alumni and Development is soliciting donations to support 25 NU students and a number of staff and faculty who suffered major losses from the storm.

    Thursday, September 1: Approximately four students went out at 10 a.m. to do clean up.

    Two people worked at Wall Goldfinger at 1:30 p.m.

    Over 143 students volunteered this evening for the 4-7 p.m. shift. Groups included Rooks and upperclassmen cadets, various civilian students, the women’s rugby team, the men’s basketball team, Rangers, and men’s/women’s swim team.

    Approximately 370 volunteer hours have been worked today alone.

    Updates for Thursday, September 1: In addition to previously published items, Facilities Operations staff and heavy equipment (bucket loader) assist with clean up at Water St.

    Student volunteers included members of the Men’s Lacrosse Team.

    Friday, September 02: Five students worked in Northfield for three hours each.

    110 students dispatched to Northfield to do clean up at 4 p.m.

    Total volunteer hours for Friday = approximately 290

    For Saturday, September 03, 2011



    NEW INFORMATION:



    RECAP OF DAILY RELIEF EFFORTS TO DATE:



    Saturday, Sept. 3:

    · 30 students worked in Northfield from 8-10 a.m.

    · Nine students worked in Moretown from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. were reassigned to Waterbury.

    · Eight students worked from 10-1 at Tucker's Mobile Home Park on Route 12A.

    · Two groups of 20 each are doing work at a local business, Wall Goldfinger – MCW from 10-2 and Hockey Team from 2-6.

    · Four students staffed child care in Northfield from 9-5.

    · Members of the Women’s Soccer Team – 27 including coaches – worked in Waterbury from 8:30-2:30.

    · 70 students from 3rd Battalion Company 11-2 worked in Northfield from 11-5:45.



    Total volunteer hours for Saturday = approximately 894

    EDIT: These do not include the work hours of anyone who volunteers outside of the Center for Civic Engagement
     
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    I love this.

    Rock on, Norwich!
     
  8. NorwichDad

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    Wow! All this and the first week of college too!! They are fine men and women.
     
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    Devil5891 Norwich Cadet

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    Today's Update

    First one of my friends from Northfield Ambulance is coming back with this group, Norwich Grad: http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/.../66-Vermont-Guard-members-returning-from-Iraq

    News Story from today:http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20110904/NEWS02/110903013/-1/NEWS/Labor-love-Northfield

    Presidents Report will be posted when it becomes avail.

    *With more rain and flash flood warnings in effect for tonight, Both Fire Department and NU EMS are on Call for first response with MCW on again as back up. Pray we dont have to start this whole week over!*
     
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    To All Norwich Alums: A financial contribution to this fund will also count toward your annual alumni donation (and your class gift). Check with your rep at the Norwich development office, but I believe you can simply designate your gift to go to the "Norwich University Hurricane Relief Fund" NorwichDad posted the link for making the gift (link also contains contact info for development office).
     

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