The heart of the Mohawk Valley helps those in need

Travel to any city, town or village throughout the Mohawk Valley and you’ll find communities working hard to bring people together. This month, we’ve come across different ways that communities and businesses alike are doing what they can to really show the heart of the Mohawk Valley.

Little Falls 30 Days of Thoughtfulness

Small business owners throughout the City of Little Falls is in the middle of a month-long effort to collect, and in some cases, match donations to help local not-for-profit organizations as we head into the holiday season.

“Our business partners have each selected a not-for-profit to support. At each business location, canisters for your donations & posters about the organization, will be available throughout November.

We are a small, but generous community. Please help us support those organizations who do so much for this community and others.”

– Think Local Little Falls 30 Days of Thoughtfulness Third Thursday brochure

Businesses throughout Little Falls are collected donations to help pets, the local food pantry, community outreach and so many more.

Download the brochure for a list of participating businesses and who they’re sponsoring.

Dolgeville Flood Victims’ Fund

The not-for-profit, Dolgeville Forward, is doing so much to help the victims of the October 31 – November 1 flood. The catastrophic flooding on North Main Street and along the East Canada Creek caused many to leave their homes and everything they owned because of the rising water. Many homeowners are unable to return to their homes because of safety reasons. The excerpt below is from the Dolgeville Forward Go Fund Me page.

To donate to the Dolgeville Flood Victims Fund, go to the Dolgeville Forward Go Fund Me page.

Dolgeville Forward,Dolgeville NY November 9, 2019b

“Over twenty residences were affected, many of them now uninhabitable; several homes will likely be total losses.  Residents in flooded homes lost everything in their cellars and garages and on the first floors of their homes.  Many homeowners cannot return to their homes and have had to find alternative living arrangements.  Several of those affected are renters and resources available to them are scarce.   Now, to make things even worse, weather has turned prematurely cold, it is snowing, and most of the homes are not connected to power, natural gas, or water.  

  Dolgeville Forward, Inc. has established a Go Fund Me page to process donations, which will be deposited in the Dolgeville Forward 2019 Flood Victims’ Fund account for disbursement to flood victims to assist them in recovery.”

Dolgeville Forward Go Fund Me page

For more information about the flood recovery efforts, visit the Dolgeville Forward Facebook page.

Stuff the Bus at Wakefield Furniture

Stuff the Bus Toy Drive at Wakefield Furniture | Herkimer NY | Mohawk Valley Today

Wakefield Furniture is kicked off the Stuff the Bus events on Saturday, November 16, at 138 N. Main Street Herkimer, NY.

This annual toy drive gives all of us an opportunity to donate unwrapped toys that will be distributed by local charities to children throughout the Mohawk Valley.

Do you have a story to share about the great things happening the in the Mohawk Valley? Let us know!