From the left, AMVETS Post 50 Vice Commander Gary Hill, Sullivan County Veterans Service Agency Director John Crotty, Community Resources Administrative Assistant Sharon Ferber, and AMVETS Post 50 Commander and Sullivan County Veterans Service Officer Stephen Walsh presented a certificate of appreciation to South Fallsburg resident Noah Ingber for his fundraising efforts that led to a freezer being donated to the Sullivan County Community Assistance Center.
Monticello, NY – South Fallsburg resident Noah Ingber regularly raises funds for local veterans groups and other charities.
“I want to show my gratitude for our servicemembers,” Ingber acknowledges. “And I enjoy doing fundraisers for different organizations and good causes, of which my whole family would be proud.”
This time, AMVETS Post 50 of Sullivan County was his charity of choice, and he raised enough that the Post was able to make their own donation to Sullivan County’s Community Assistance Center (CAC) – a brand-new, 21-cubic-foot freezer.
“We try to help a community-based organization every year,” explains Post Commander Stephen Walsh, “and it’s been rewarding to team up with the County to feed local families in need.”
The CAC will use the appliance to store food for the 16 pantries the CAC serves. Office for the Aging Director Lise-Anne Deoul, who helps Administrative Assistant Sharon Ferber oversee the CAC, says it will soon be joined by a grant-funded refrigerator.
“We are truly grateful to both AMVETS and Noah for this generous donation, which will immediately be put to use,” she affirms.
Initiated last year by County Manager Josh Potosek and Community Resources Commissioner Laura Quigley as the Emergency Community Assistance Center, the slightly renamed CAC continues its original mission of helping those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but it has also evolved into a resource for anyone in need of food, shelter, or other urgent concerns in Sullivan County. County employees and volunteers staff the CAC during business hours every weekday, and they can be reached at 845-807-0925.