Preston Boosts Broome Volunteer Efforts


(Binghamton, NY) – Broome County Executive Debbie Preston and leaders from a number of local volunteer organizations today called on Broome County residents to consider volunteering to help local charities and service organizations in need of volunteers this holiday season and year-round.
“Broome County is a caring and compassionate community. We saw that following devastating storms that ravaged our region,” said Preston. “Our community always comes through when times are tough, and right now times are especially tough for local charities and service groups.”
Preston and United Way of Broome County Executive Director Alan Hertel spotlighted the Rotary, Sertoma, Eagles, Elks, Kiwanis and Lions Clubs that serve Broome County, along with the 30 organizations and over 50 programs the United Way services.
“The United Way, through its deep roots in Broome County, has a long history of mobilizing volunteers to help build a stronger community,” said Hertel. “Our organization is proud to join County Executive Debbie Preston in advocating for increased volunteerism in Broome County.”
Hertel pointed to the Southern Tier Regional Volunteer Center, an initiative of the United Way, which seeks to identify and recruit 10,000 volunteers a year.
The United Way lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.  For more information visit or
Rotary International seeks to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. For more information visit
Sertoma’s mission is to improve the quality of life today for those at risk or impacted by hearing loss
through education and support. For more information visit
Eagles Clubs work toward uniting fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality, to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills and promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope. For more information visit visit
Elks Clubs invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, by undertaking projects that address unmet need, and by honoring the service and sacrifice of our veterans. For More information visit
Kiwanis Clubs are dedicated to serving the children of the world and improving the quality of life worldwide. For more information visit
Lions Clubs work to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding.  For more information visit
Preston asks all Broome County residents to consider volunteering locally, to make Broome County a stronger community, and a statewide leader in volunteerism.
12/13/2012 - 11:52am