Volunteers

LIST OF VOLUNTEERS

Are you a resident of Durham who, because of the coronavirus crisis, can’t or shouldn’t leave home to shop for food, to collect take-out, or to pick up medications? If so, you can call on one of several Durham residents who have volunteered to collect these items and bring them to you.

The list of volunteers is below. All of them are willing to do pick-ups from any of the listed shops, food places and pharmacies and to deliver them to anyone living in the Town of Durham (East Durham, Cornwallville, Oak Hill and Durham hamlet). The list is current as of April 6, 2020. It is also available in Facebook, under “@DurhamTogether”. Or go to www.Facebook.com/DurhamTogether.

Guidelines for volunteers and people they are assisting:

  • Practice social distancing – stay at least six feet apart, or, when possible, don’t come face to face at all.
  • Work out in advance how deliveries will be handled. For example, if you are the one who will be receiving a delivery, you could agree that just before the volunteer arrives at your house, they will phone you to say that they will place the delivery (with receipt, if any) outside your door. If the volunteer incurred any purchase costs, they could tell you how much you owe, and you could then put cash or check in an envelope outside your door.
  • Try not to overburden the volunteers; this is meant to be an emergency service, not an ongoing one.

Volunteer: Lawrence Byrne

  • Location: Cornwallville
  • Email: thebizzle1978@gmail.com
  • Phone: 518-239-6591
  • When available: Mon-Friday after 4:30 pm. Weekends after 11 am.
  • Activities willing to undertake: Collect and deliver food or medications you need, if necessary paying for them and then being reimbursed by you.

Volunteer: Felix Davey

  • Location: Cornwallville
  • Email: felixdavey@gmail.com
  • Phone: 347-681-6072
  • When available: Most days after 11am.
  • Activities willing to undertake: Collect and deliver food or medications you need, if necessary paying for them and then being reimbursed by you.

Volunteer: Stephen Ellwood

  • Location: Cornwallville
  • Email: stephenellwood@gmail.com
  • Phone: 917 587 8878
  • When available: From April 9.
  • Activities willing to undertake: Collect and deliver food or medications you need, if necessary paying for them and then being reimbursed by you.

Volunteer: Matt Hausmann

  • Location: Oak Hill
  • Email: hausmannbuilt@gmail.com
  • Phone: 917 584 9908
  • When available: Weekdays after 4 pm.
  • Activities willing to undertake: Collect and deliver food or medications you need, if necessary paying for them and then being reimbursed by you.

Volunteer: Mary Ann Ledda

  • Location: Cornwallville
  • Email: skigrandma41@gmail.com
  • Phone: 518-378-9573
  • When available: Wednesdays and Thursdays after 1 pm
  • Activities willing to undertake: Collect and deliver food or medications you need, if necessary paying for them and then being reimbursed by you.

Volunteer: Charlene Mabey

  • Location: Durham
  • Email: charlenemabey@gmail.com
  • Phone or Text #: 518-755-1560
  • When available: Most days 9 am – 7 pm
  • Activities willing to undertake: Collect and deliver food or medications you need, if necessary paying for them and then being reimbursed by you. Additionally, Charlene is happy to walk your dog; chat with you by phone, text or email; share a recipe idea; or read you a short story or say a prayer.

Volunteer: Aurora Manuel

  • Location: Cornwallville
  • Phone: 917-864-6453
  • When available: Variable
  • Activities willing to undertake: Collect and deliver food or medications you have already ordered and paid for.

Volunteer: Diane Ormrod

  • Location: East Durham/Cornwallville
  • Email: diane@thedewittoakhill.com
  • Phone or Text #: 917 915 0534
  • When available: Flexible
  • Activities willing to undertake: Collect and deliver groceries or medications you need. Additionally, Diane is happy to walk your dog; chat with you by phone, text or email; share a recipe; or read to you.

Volunteer: Bernard Rivers

  • Location: Cornwallville
  • Email: bernard.rivers@gmail.com
  • Phone: 518-821-6706
  • When available: Most days after 10 am
  • Activities willing to undertake: Collect and deliver food or medications you need, if necessary paying for them and then being reimbursed by you.

Volunteer: Karen Rothmyer Rivers

  • Location: Cornwallville
  • Email: karen.rothmyer.rivers@gmail.com
  • Phone: 518-239-4598
  • When available: Most days 10 am to 6 pm
  • Activities willing to undertake: Collect and deliver food or medications you need, if necessary paying for them and then being reimbursed by you.

Volunteer: Elizabeth Winslow

  • Location: Cornwallville
  • Email: elizabethwinslow@me.com
  • Phone: 929-288-7584
  • When available: Flexible but afternoons/evenings best
  • Activities willing to undertake: Collect and deliver food or medications you need, if necessary paying for them and then being reimbursed by you.