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"A Day of Caring" at Folts Homes in Herkimer

By KATRINA SMITH

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Two local organizations teamed up Thursday in a big way that came straight from the heart.

The United Way of the Valley and the Greater Utica area along with Frankfort-Schuyler's Friends of Rachel Club are doing a "Day of Caring" at the Folts Homes in Herkimer.

Some 20 students are helping out with arts and crafts with residents and also performed love songs during a special lunch.

"A Day of Caring is a volunteer event that United Way puts on throughout the year with smaller groups of volunteers to make impact in the community and promote volunteerism," said Brenda Episcopo, Executive Director of the United Way.

The students worked on three different crafts that will end up being gifts that the residents can give for Valentine's Day.

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