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JSC Students Assist Flood-Damaged Waterbury

SERVE to Assist in Waterbury

September 2, 2011

As part of the SERVE program of community service at Johnson State College (JSC), students and staff participating in the weekly SERVE-FRI program will spend Friday, September 2, in Waterbury helping to clean up flood damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene.

The damage in Waterbury is extensive but has received little media attention because the bulk of the storm’s wrath took place in the southern part of the state.

Students will depart by bus from JSC at 9 a.m. for Thatcher Brook Primary School in Waterbury, where they will receive their day’s assignment from FEMA officials. They will return to the college at 3 p.m.

In addition to Friday’s volunteer effort, the SERVE office is mobilizing student workers to provide flood relief this weekend as well, on both Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, contact SERVE coordinator Krista Swahn at 802-498-4824.