UCT teams with ROC youth to help pantry

Members of the Salem Council of United Commercial Travelers (UCT) teamed up with some youth from the ROC of Salem for another annual community project at the Salem Pantry on May 5. From left, Nicole Linam, JW Linam, Cliff Votaw – Salem Council chaplain, Ron Shively – Salem Council president, Jacob Steed, River Bonar, Cory Wolfe and Homer Huprich – Salem Council secretary. (Submitted photo)

SALEM–Some members of the Salem Council of United Commercial Travelers (UCT) teamed up with some youth from the ROC of Salem for another annual community project at the Salem Pantry on May 5. This is the second year for the project at the Salem Pantry and the sixth yearly project. Other projects previously were assisting the Quakertown Super Kids on Practice Day at the VFW in Washingtonville, and working on various clean-up projects at Memorial and Centennial Parks in Salem.

Many fraternal organizations observe a Join Hands Day Project on the first Saturday of May. The purpose of these projects is that members from a fraternal organization group together with youth in the community to accomplish a project that benefits the community.

The youth from The ROC of Salem have assisted in six of these projects in the 10 years they have been in existence. The ROC of Salem is celebrating their 10th year of being open this year.

Three members from Salem UCT Council #590 and five youth from the ROC of Salem worked approximately three hours on Saturday cleaning up around the outside of the Salem Pantry, cleaning floors, cleaning the van and making concrete repairs to the floor.

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