NYSTEC Mother’s Day Baskets for Madison County’s Help Restore Hope Program

With funding provided by the NYSTEC Community Involvement Committee, Cindy Hert from the Rome office created several Mother’s Day themed decorative baskets for residents at the Liberty Resources Help Restore Hope Center (formerly known as Victims of Violence or VOV).

The Liberty Resources Help Restore Hope Center provides free and confidential services to those affected by sexual assault, domestic violence or other violent crimes in Madison County and surrounding communities. Services are available to all victims and their family, regardless of when the abuse or crime occurred or whether they choose to report it to the police.

NYSTEC’s donation was used to benefit the eight Mothers currently housed at the Madison County based shelter. Each resident also received a decorative potted plant.

NYSTEC’s Commitment to Habitat for Humanity Continues in 2017

May 5th, 2017. Several NYSTEC’ers made time on this Spring Friday to contribute to another successful building effort in Albany. Sponsored by the Habitat for Humanity Capital District, NYSTEC’s enthusiastic building crew painted, sanded, drilled, dry-vacced and transported to emphasize our continued commitment to help Habitat re-develop a vibrant, diverse neighborhood in Albany with increased affordable home ownership and new commercial and retail investment opportunities.

NYSTEC Puts in a Full Day at the Root Farm in Sauquoit, NY

April 28, 2017. NYSTEC volunteers spent a lovely Spring day doing some necessary chores at the Root Farm and Upstate Cerebral Palsy (UCP) equine center facility in Sauquoit, NY. The Root Farm is focused on learning and healing for people of all ages and abilities through the power of equine, agricultural (including a program on honey production with bees) and recreational experiences. The Root Farm and Upstate Cerebral Palsy (UCP) recently joined forces and expanded to this new Central NY location on over 100 acres.

NYSTEC chores on this eventful day included helping level some of the dips in the driveway (allowing easier access for wheelchair users), cleaning horse stalls, providing some touch up painting on a hide-a-way stable, and removing rocks from the pasture so the horses and Milly, (donkey resident at the farm and our new company best friend) wouldn’t break a hoof!