Lindley community supporting road workers

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Lindley Town Hall has been accepting food donations to feed lunches to town, county and New York State Department of Transportation workers repairing roads around town. 

Lindley took the brunt of Friday night’s storm. It’s been four days since the storm swept the town under a State of Emergency, which still remains in place today. 

The State Department of Transportation stepped in to help repair impassable roadways. Crews have been on the job, day and night, since early Saturday morning. However, they are not alone in picking up the pieces.

Members of the community donated food to the Town Hall to refuel the workers with warm food and support. 

“It’s been a phenomenal outpouring of support, so we can give these guys a decent meal during the day, they’re working many, many, many hours,” Ron Mosher, Councilman and Deputy Supervisor for the Town of Lindley, said. 

Local churches and businesses cooked and donated pizza, sandwiches, Sloppy Joe’s and more since the morning after heavy rain washed through the town. 

“I feel good, you’ve given back and to me that’s what it’s all about,” David Ballard, a volunteer serving food at the Town Hall, said. 

He said they have served at least 40 workers every day since donations began rolling in. 

Construction crews were unable to comment but they said they felt appreciative and blessed to have good people in the Lindley community. 

Volunteers share those same feelings toward the workers. 

“I just appreciate the community and all the different agencies that have come in to help us and I think that the least we can do is show them a little appreciation,” Ballard said. 

Mosher said people have been more than willing to give back to construction crews. 

“I just can’t emphasize enough how much it means to these workers, and to us, to have this kind of community support,” Mosher said. 

Those who are looking to lend a hand can do so by reaching out to a couple of the groups putting donations together. One of them is Lindley Community Church and another, Presho United Methodist Church. 

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