Catholic Charities receives grant to improve volunteer program

first_imgIf you are interested in volunteering with the program, you can reach Catholic Charities of Broome County at 607-729-9166, or you can visit their website. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Catholic Charities of Broome County have been awarded more than $67,000, and it’ll all be going right back to the community. The money will go toward their retired and senior volunteer program. The program has more than 300 senior volunteers, all working to make a difference in the community. center_img “It really resounds through our whole community. There’s a lot of good that’s multiplied, it’s a domino effect. As they volunteer in all the different places in our community, food pantries and places like that, they’re actually touching many people in our community and we’re lucky to have them,” said Catholic Charities of Broome County Executive Director Lori Accardi. last_img read more

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Synergy Athletics bring workouts to your living room

first_imgVESTAL (WBNG) — When Synergy Athletics found out gyms would be closing due to COVID-19, they had to get a little creative with exercising at home. “Exercise is a portion of it, but community building is the most important thing to take care of right now. So we really trust to have our stuff out there, and it feels really good that the members are using it and staying healthy during this stressful time,” said Synergy Athletics President Joe Hashey. Hashey says the combination of gym equipment and workout videos will give members plenty of exercise all while staying safe indoors. The gym even took it a step further, having trainers live stream workout videos every day to give members some guidance in exercise. “We provide them with recordings if they’re not able to and they’re at work. We do it through the weekend, they can watch the videos, follow along with the exercise, and if they have any injuries, we write personal programs, video them, and send them along,” said Hashey. Before temporarily closing, the gym offered to loan equipment to members that wanted to stay active from home. From dumbbells to elliptical machines, Synergy Athletics says they want to support their community by keeping them healthy and active. “I think being busy is good medicine for a lot of us right now. Being able to do what we love, and reach people, and build community through exercise, that portion of the experience has been very positive,” said Hashey.last_img read more

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Man charged with multiple drug-related felonies following raid

first_imgThe Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force says 42-year-old Demetrius Drummond of Binghamton was charged with three criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree (sub 1) and one count criminal possession of a controlled substance in the in the 3rd degree (sub 12), both felonies. Police say 62 grams of fentanyl, two grams of cocaine and drug packaging materials were found in the residence. He was also charged with three counts of criminally using drug paraphernalia in the 2nd degree, a misdemeanor.center_img (WBNG) — Authorities charged one person Wednesday after the execution of a narcotics search warrant on Tremont Avenue in Binghamton.last_img

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American Red Cross holds blood drive

first_imgIf you would like to make an appointment to give blood, click here. Donors are still required to wear face masks and stations are six feet apart. “We still want to encourage people to come out and make a difference because they have the power to save up to three lives,” Guiterrez said. “If you’re thinking about ways to give back to your community, this is the perfect time and place to do it.” Patricia Egan, donor, says it doesn’t bother her to continue to donate blood. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — The Red Cross held a blood drive today at Maine-Endwell Middle School. center_img Esperanza Guiterrez, Broome County Account Manager, says the Red Cross has seen an increase of donors since starting to do antibody testing in June. “I know people who’ve given and who are scared to give,” Egan said. “It’s like really? It’s not a big deal.” For the rest of August, presenting donors receive an $18 gift certificate to the Hoffman Car Wash. last_img read more

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Binghamton University researcher receives $1.2 million dollar grant

first_imgThe news comes in October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 12 News spoke with Sutherland who provided more details into her research and the challenges she expects. The release also highlights the importance of this study, adding that, “one in four women experiencing some form of violence in a college setting, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”center_img VESTAL (WBNG) — Binghamton University announced in a press release that researcher and Decker College professor Melissa Sutherland, along with a colleague, will be receiving a 4-year, $1.2 million grant to further investigate how screenings are done in college health centers as they relate to study of intimate partner and sexual violence. last_img

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