Part of that Accardi says is reaching out a hand to those who may be reluctant to accept. “We have been emphasizing providing not just the non perishable foods but fresh dairy, meat, fish, produce,” said Lori Accardi, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Broome County. “We want to be able to help as many people as possible as easily as possible,” said Sister Mary O’Brien, Executive Director of Tioga County Rural Ministry “We are simplifying our financial relief intake sheet so anyone who has been laid off or lost their employment can easily access funds from us.” “Any generosity from the community would help us be able to help more people during this time,” Lesko said. “There are so many people who are unemployed for the first time,” she said. “These are people who never imagined they would reach out to an organization like Catholic Charities but we really want to get the message out that it’s here for you if you need it right now.” The Ross Park Zoo Accardi stresses that Giving Tuesday Now is about more than just pressing the donate button. Kopernik Observatory Some organizations also providing financial assistance. That means providing help with things like access to food. Giving Tuesday Now hopes to help make sure they are able to continue answering the call. “It’s an opportunity for people to come together and give as well as support their communities,” she said. The Broome County Humane Society “What we’re seeing is folks who have lost their jobs who have not received any unemployment yet and they still need to pay rent they have phone bills and utility bills,” said Jennifer Lesko, CEO of the Broome County Urban League. “We want people to know you aren’t looking for an handout you’re looking for a hand.” (WBNG) — With the COVID-19 pandemic putting many in the Southern Tier in a financial position they didn’t see coming, non-profits across the area have stepped up to help provide for those in need. Giving Tuesday Now isn’t limited only to organizations involved in the COVID-19 response, some local organizations have started fundraisers in order help them make it through the crisis, they include:
In a weekend double-header in Madison, the No. 1 University of Wisconsin Women’s Hockey Team showed two sell-out crowds at LaBahn Arena why they are the top team in the nation.The Badgers took on a struggling St. Cloud State University team (4-13-3 in conference with a shoot-out win), but did not relent en route to a weekend of victories.In the first game of the weekend Saturday, Wisconsin shut down the St. Cloud State Huskies offense. The tenacious Badger defense allowed no goals and limited the Huskies to only 13 shots — and only one in the entire third period. This allowed goalie Kristen Campbell, the NCAA save-leader, to get a bit of a break in net. She played 60 minutes but rarely saw action.Women’s hockey: No.1 Wisconsin to end fall campaign against St. CloudThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team will close out their 2017 fall campaign in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The Badgers Read…The same cannot be said for St. Cloud State goalie Janine Alder. Alder did the best that could have been asked from her. She faced an onslaught of a staggering 57 shots on goal from the bothersome Wisconsin offense. She only allowed four goals and made a still-impressive 53 saves. Few would be able to completely stop the high-powered, 3.57 goals-per-game Badger attack.The 4-0 victory was an excellent start for UW Coach Mark Johnson’s team, but things would get interesting come Sunday’s showdown.The second game of the series began without a hiccup. Wisconsin jumped out to a familiar 2-0 lead, and things seemed to be shaping up like another blow-out.Women’s hockey: Badgers just can’t loseAs we enter the last month of the regular season for the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team, one thing Read…Seven minutes into the second period, St. Cloud State ended their scoring drought with their first goal of the weekend.Wisconsin breathed a sigh of relief as defender Maddie Rolfes nailed a goal a minute later to reclaim the two-goal lead.The relief was short-lived.At the onset of the third period, the Huskies pulled back to within a goal. The period raged on as the Badgers defended their razor-thin margin with stellar defense, and only allowed three shots in the final frame.No more pucks found the net in the third period for either team, and Wisconsin escaped unscathed with a 3-2 win.Women’s hockey: Badgers draw weekend series in DC, come home to face Minnesota-DuluthAll good things come to an end, or at least that seems to be the case for the University of Read…Johnson knew they got away with one Sunday, as they certainly were not playing their best for most of the game.“We were our own worst enemy today with a lot of turnovers and slapping the puck around and not taking care of it,” Johnson said in a press conference. “But at the end of the day, we found a way to win.”Now the team looks ahead to one of their most anticipated tests of the season: No. 5 The Ohio State University.The Badgers will play a two-game set against the Buckeyes in Columbus. Friday’s game is set to begin at 5 p.m. and Saturday’s puck drop is scheduled for 2 p.m.