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The Mohawk Homestead lends a helping hand to the displaced elderly

By ALLISON NORLIAN

MOHAWK, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Mohawk Homestead, a senior home, volunteered their time, space and goods to a total of fifteen displaced elderly residents after Friday the 28th and Monday the 1st's rain and flooding.

Clint Farber, the Chief Administrator at the Homestead said he received a call around 6 a.m on Friday, June 28, from Mohawk's Fire Chief. The Chief asked Farber whether the Homestead had any space available for 12 local displaced residents. Farber and the residents opened up their heart and home, and Farber went to the fire station and helped load everyone on the Homesteads bus.

Farber said the displaced residents conditions weren't the best.

"Some where clothed, some needed clothing, some needed shoes, some needed bathing, some needed food," Farber said. "We did whatever we could do."

Farber also said he is happy he could help out in this time of need.

"When I came into work, driving through this area, there was just devastation everywhere you looked," he said. "And I felt blessed that we were in a position that we were able to give back."

After Monday's storms, the home helped out another three elderly families.

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