Volunteers are out doing good for Day of Caring

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 October 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Pete Rhim, an employee with Baxter International, is out volunteering with the Day of Caring today through the Orleans County United Way.

Rhim and volunteers set up a perimeter of plastic timber around the playground for Community Action of Orleans & Genesee on East State Street in Albion. They set a vapor barrier on the grass and were then going to put a layer of recycled tire mulch on top.

Jamal Smith, a student at the Iroquois Job Corps Center in Medina, carries weeds to the garbage while working on the landscaping at a residence for The Arc of Orleans County on Hamilton Street in Albion.

Jamal Smith, left, and fellow Job Corps student Kyawshwe Aye work on the landscaping at The Arc residence. They were getting the ground ready for a fresh layer of mulch.

They were volunteering as part of the Day of Caring today.

Christian Candelaria measures wood to 6 feet. Christian, a Job Corps student, helped build frames and display areas for the Cornell Cooperative Extension. The display areas will be used to show 4-H projects.

Job Corps carpentry students Selena Ortiz, right, and Estephanie Moreno put the frames on the new display boards inside the Trolley Building at the fairgrounds..

There were about 30 volunteers out in the Day of Caring today. They also worked on projects at Hospice of Orleans County in Albion and The Arc’s Stork Street residence in Medina.

Besides Job Corps and Baxter International, volunteers from Takeform Architectural Graphics in Medina, Orleans County Adult Learning Services and Genesee-Orleans Ministry of Concern worked on community projects.