More than 30 student, faculty and staff volunteers from St. Lawrence University
are spending part of the semester break assisting with recovery and cleanup efforts
at "ground zero," the site of the September 11 collapse of the World Trade Center's
twin towers in New York City.
From January 6 through 12, members of the group will work at two locations near
St. Lawrence volunteers have been provided free lodging at a nearby YMCA facility.
The project originated at a North Country Scholar Day admissions event in November,
whose attendees included Disaster Relief Project Director for the Salvation Army Randy
Widrick, a Colton, New York, resident who has been in New York City since September 13.
On-campus coordination has been done by St. Lawrence Leadership Academy Project
Director Anne Townsend.