Dozens of people packed into a Syracuse union hall Monday morning with the less fortunate on their minds. This year's Martin Luther King Junior holiday marks the 14th annual day of service food and clothing drive. Volunteers sorted donations, packed boxes, and loaded cars. Helen Hudson is the AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison with the United Way, which organize the drive.
One of the fraternities on hand was Omega Psi Phi. This is Brother Leroy Antoine's second year.
Volunteers like Antoine used their day off school or work to contribute to the cause.
A rally and meeting tonight is trying to broaden the conversation about the future of the Interstate 81 bridge through Syracuse. The Moving People Transportation Coalition believes just talking about replacing or removing the elevated portion of the highway is not enough.
As 2013 comes to a close, a Syracuse family business marks 25 years in a highly specialized medical field. WAER’s Chris Bolt reports Rehab-Tech has helped numerous people walk, function or otherwise conquer amputations and other crippling medical problems.
Preparations are well underway at the OnCenter for the Salvation Army’s Christmas Bureau distribution on Monday. Friday, a forklift operator unloaded a Wegmans truck filled with 19-thousand pounds of non-perishable goods including canned vegetables and fruit, juice, sauces, coffee, cocoa, and tea. That includes 27-hundred bags of potatoes, which Salvation Army Marketing Manager Greg Meitus says wasn’t expected.