HomeOwnershipCenter seeks applicants for repair grants

ONEIDA COUNTY – The HomeOwnershipCenter is applying for a Community Development Block Grant to repair failing well and septic systems for local residents, and are looking for home owners in need of assistance.

According to program guidelines, Oneida County residents - excluding the cities of Utica and Rome - could receive up to $25,000 to repair failing well or septic systems; however, the center must find applicants before applying for grant funding.

For more information call the HomeOwnershipCenter at 315-724-4197.

Run-Walk to benefit rehabilitation programs for veterans 

NEW HARTFORD – On Saturday, September 17, Sitrin Health Care Center's 5th Annual Stars and Stripes Run-Walk will be held at  SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Marcy and features a 5K run, 5K wheelchair race, two-mile walk, and military-inspired obstacle course.

The Stars and Stripes Run-Walk benefits programs such as Sitrin’s military rehabilitation program, which provides care for veterans with a variety of combat-related conditions.

Registration is $25 per person.  For more information, visit: www.sitrin.com/stars-and-stripes/

Veterans encouraged to volunteer

MADISON COUNTY — The  Madison County Office of Emergency Management, which launched a volunteer Fire and EMS Recruitment effort earlier this year, is asking military veterans to consider volunteering.

Ted Halpin, county emergency management director said, “another area that we are exploring is recruiting post-911 military veterans to join the ranks of the volunteer fire departments and EMS Agencies. We do have veterans volunteering for fire departments and ambulance services presently. We believe there are more veterans who want to continue to serve and to reconnect with the teamwork and camaraderie that they had during serving on active duty.”

For additional  information, visit websites:  www.MadCoHeroes.com,  https://soldierfirefighter.wordpress.com/why-your-vfd-should-recruit-veterans  or email: EM@madisoncounty.ny.gov