VES raises money to help local farms impacted by 'Irene'
Kathy Fiero, remedial math
teacher and president of the Voorheesville Teachers
Association, presented a check on behalf of VES to Altamont
Country Values Agway employee Amanda Terhune.
(Oct. 14, 2011) Students at Voorheesville Elementary School collected
$740 to help local farms affected by Hurricane Irene.
As part of its welcome back assembly on Sept. 16, VES kicked off its
theme of gratitude for the 2011-12 school year and the "Farm Animal
Relief Fund." A representative from the New York State Department of
Agriculture was invited to the assembly and explained the tremendous
amount of farm and feed loss to our local farms. With most of the hay
and grain ruined, the farmers are without adequate resources to feed
their flocks. So, VES worked closely with Altamont Country Values Agway
to help make a difference to our local farms.
"It's been amazing to watch our school community immediately rise to the
occasion when they learned there was a need to support our local farms
after Hurricane Irene," said VES Principal Tom Reardon.
Thank you to our students and our entire school community who donated!
kicked off its "Farm Animal Relief Fund" at its Sept. 16
welcome back assembly.
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