March 6, 2012
Norman Clarke volunteers with Liverpool-based nonprofit Operation Northern Comfort to clean up a property on Foster Road along the Seneca River in Clay. The organization provides labor, donations and support to anyone in need throughout Central New York.
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Lots of people spend their weekends cleaning their homes. But how many spend their weekends cleaning other people’s homes? That’s the task undertaken by Operation Northern Comfort, a Liverpool-based nonprofit that provides labor, donations and support to anyone in need throughout Central New York. According to the organization’s mission statement, “Whether it is delivering donated furniture, painting a room or organizing a fundraiser, the volunteers at ONC will do whatever they can to help. Following the example of its sister organization, Operation Southern Comfort, Operation Northern Comfort has no paid staff and welcomes volunteers of all skill and experience level; no job is ever too small. ONC is geared toward one day reconstructing houses in the area.”