rescue mission

November 24, 2014 - 2:35pm
Over 40 people slept outside as part of the Syracuse Homeless Challenge in an effort to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness in Central New York.

It’s that time of year to reflect on all things to be thankful for, and for 40 Syracuse residents that reflecting took place under multiple layers with chattering teeth and violent shivers. Community members spent Friday night in the subzero temperatures Syracuse is all too famous for, and as the biting cold managed to sting through the most durable winter gear, residents were able to catch a small glimpse of what it’s like to be homeless in Syracuse.

October 21, 2014 - 11:30pm
Syracuse students inspire others to give back by sharing their community service experience via social media.

For Kevin Claiborne, his Saturday started simply enough. He rounded up a few friends, took a trip to a grocery store and they gathered in Syracuse’s Barry Park to make a few sandwiches.

But he wasn’t making sandwiches for himself. He and his friends spent the afternoon preparing lunch bags for the hungry and homeless and then shared their community service through social media.