Fall 2011 Community Service Days - RPI RELIEF: Hurricane Irene

Community Service

RPI Relief: Hurricane Irene

Volunteer initiatives are being organized to assist local communities recovering from the devastation from Hurricane Irene, which arrived in the Capital Region on Sunday, August 28. The storm devasted communities situated along the major streams and rivers in the Hudson River Valley, especially the Schoharie Creek, the Poestenkill, and the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers. Projects are being organized for students, staff and faculty throughout the Fall semester.

Seventeen students traveled to Schoharie and volunteered on September 11. Additional trips are being organized for service projects on the following dates:

Students, staff and faculty members who would like to participate should register on the Community Service Day Registration WEBFORM below, indicating which day they would like to participate. Anyone wishing to participate more than one day should indicate the additional date(s) in the notes section. Transportation will be provided. Participants will receive a confirmation email at least a week prior to their service date, with further safety instructions for the volunteer site. Volunteers are required to wear long pants and long sleeve shirts, and heavy shoes or boots; they will be provided with gloves, a face-mask, and goggles, water, a snack and a RPI RELIEF: Hurricane Irene t-shirt.

September 11, 2011 volunteers in Schoharie, NY

Each individual who wishes to participate in RPI RELIEF: Hurricane Irene Community Service Day activities must complete the

Community Service Day Registration WEBFORM
Date assignments will be made on a first come, first serve basis, and will be limited to transporation accomodations. If you have questions or need more information, contact 276-3098, or send us an email.


History: Since the spring of 1999, Rensselaer has hosted Community Service Days. Each spring and autumn over the last 13 years, Rensselaer student, faculty, staff, and administration volunteers have provided essential help in the City of Troy, raking fallen leaves, trailblazing, and planting bulbs in area parks, in preparation for the upcoming seasons. The work is valued not only by the caretakers of the parks serviced, but also by members of the community who are able to take full advantage of what these areas offer year-round.

Last modified: Sep 28, 2014
Community Service, Phone: (518) 276-3098, Fax: (518) 276-4839