Devi Momot, who works with the NCCCA and Vision2Action, said the volunteers did a great job. She said she is always looking for volunteers to help with the renovation. Those who are interested should contact Leigh Mundy, the main coordinator of the Strand Theatre renovation, who’s affiliated with NCCCA.
Another community service effort was held at Sam’s Club, where a group of sorority sisters from Alpha Epsilon Phi collected nonperishable food items or cash donations from shoppers, all benefitting the local food shelves in Clinton and Essex counties.
Christina Innamorato said that, although participating in the Day of Caring is mandatory for the sorority sisters, all were happy to help out.
Innamorato said Shannon Campbell and Kelsie Brea handed out fliers at the store’s entrance, that way shoppers were aware of the donating table just outside the exit doors.
“We’re doing really good so far,” Kathryn Castillo said.
Nicole Coppinger, a first-year participant, agreed.
“Our sorority is really big in community service,” Coppinger said.
Castillo said this community service task is easy compared to others they’ve done, but it’s always enjoyable to be giving back to the community.
“Overall, it’s never too hard to help people,” Castillo said.
“You have a free Saturday anyway, you might as well help out.”