Prior to retiring I was a School Social Worker at BOCES for many years.The last 16 years or so I worked from the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center with anyone who needed a hand or more importantly an EAR to share with. I was a member of the School Safety Team, and worked very closely with another school Social Worker and the school Resource Officer. I was a Board member of the Teachers Union for most of my years at BOCES. Now I hang out with my new Grandson, volunteer in a variety of places and recently finished training for a Community Emergency Resource Team, who are made available to help uniformed services when they are overwhelmed by the demands of catastrophic events. Can be called to disasters, etc. It's always good to volunteer whenever possible. It's something I learned early and have tried to pass on to those I meet along the way.
(William Andrews is a retiree member of Orleans-Niagara BOCES TA)