The Greater Good: BOCES fundraiser for injured student, Food drive to help veterans

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BOCES fundraiser helps fellow student

A local restaurant and students at Capital Region BOCES raised money for a fellow student. Construction and heavy equipment students teamed up with the Babbling Brook Watering Hole & Eatery to run a food sale on campus. They raised $600 for Nate Parslow, who was seriously injured in a car crash back in March. An earlier fundraiser, “Pretzels For Parslow,” raised more than $300.

Learning how to save lives

Paul Smith’s College students held a very important training for Saranac Lake High School students. Members of the college’s Emergency Management Students Association took over 10th grade health classes to teach the “Stop the Bleed” course. Equipped with fake wounded limbs which they made themselves, the college students supervised the high schoolers in the four steps to save a life: protect yourself, alert 911, find the bleed, and compress.

Food drive to help veterans

The American Red Cross is hosting a food drive to support veterans this Sunday, June 11. The drive is for the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center Food Pantry. The food drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., outside the Red Cross office on Everett Road. Non-perishable foods will be collected.

Sand Lake Assemblyman helping local athletes

Assemblyman Scott Bendett from Sand Lake is helping local athletes. Bendett received donations, including skis, snowboards, baseball gloves, hockey sticks and more. All equipment received will be donated to the Rensselaer County Youth Department.