PALERMO, NY – Dozens of people will be able to stay warm this winter, thanks to a pair of AmeriCorps members.
Recently, two AmeriCorps members serving at Palermo Elementary School, DawnDaLee Doria and Heather Donath, organized a gently used coat and winter wear drive.
The event was held November 19 and 20.
It benefited Palermo families in need.
The drive was done at the school because it has had great success in previous years, the organizers said.
Many coats were donated along with snow pants, boots, gloves and hats.
Sixty coats were handed out during the two days and the AmeriCorps members are still filling needs.
All remaining coats will be donated to Palermo Methodist Church for any community members who may be in need.
Mrs. Doria and Mrs. Donath would like to thank Mrs. Margaret “Peggy” Scorzelli, Palermo Elementary School Principal; Darlys Forbes, Palermo School nurse; and Palermo PTC for all their help during the coat drive.
AmeriCorps members address critical needs in communities all across America.
This year, 55 members will serve at schools, libraries, recreation programs and human service agencies throughout Oswego County.
If you would like to learn more about AmeriCorps, please visit www.americorps.gov