NYSTEC was proud to be included as part of the 3,600 volunteers from across the Capital Region to help make the 47th Annual Equinox Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner possible. NYSTECers and their families volunteered their time to prep stuffing and turkey. The Annual Equinox Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner serves more than 10,000 of our lonely, homebound, or homeless neighbors.
NYSTEC and its employees sponsored a Thanksgiving dinner for the women and children who reside at the Schenectady City Mission’s Family Life Center. The shelter currently houses about 20 women and 10 children. Most of these women do not have families or a place to celebrate the holiday. NYSTECers and their families shopped for and delivered all the Thanksgiving fixings for a full holiday meal that would feed all of its residents to the Family Life Center. This donation enabled the residents to prepare, cook, and celebrate the holiday together.
Ten determined volunteers from NYSTEC prepared walls for painting, sheet rocked, sealed a basement, cleared debris, and blew cellulose insulation into an attic to help transform housing units in one of Albany’s toughest areas on Sheridan Avenue into a welcoming neighborhood.
Sponsored by the Habitat for Humanity Capital District, this was NYSTEC’s second house building effort over a six month period—another example of our commitment to important local charity events that help improve conditions for our fellow not as fortunate residents and their communities.
NYSTEC volunteers spent a productive day at the New Scotland Food Pantry, helping pick up, transport, sort and process the daily haul of food donations received. So much food was donated that some had to be dispatched to another pantry in the area. Pantry workers were grateful to NYSTEC, stressing that our team were much needed to help process the large amount of donations.
NYSTEC Rome employee’s attended the Wreaths Across America ceremony honoring the service men and women of our country. A National event that occurs all over America every December, NYSTEC employees in attendance at the Rome and Saratoga NY events placed POW/MIA wreaths on the gates representing all service men and women, Prisoners of War and Missing in Action veterans.