Local studio helps raise money for Twin Tiers Honor Flight

first_imgThe Chalk Market agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds from projects completed on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to Twin Tiers Honor Flight. Binghamton, NY 13902 If you weren’t able to make it to the fundraiser and would like to donate you can do so by clicking here, or by sending donations to: With the sole mission of the organization being to take veterans to Washington, Gardner says that’s where all money donated will go. “Everything that we raise we put toward the cost of taking veterans to Washington,” said Gardner. “We don’t have any property that we need to maintain and we don’t have any operation expenses,” Gardner said. A trip that veterans, like Steve Gardner, say is essential to those who may not have gotten the help they needed when they returned home from the front lines. “A lot of them have held things inside of them,” said Gardner. “When they go down on this trip and they share that day with other veterans now they open up and they start talking about their experience in the military,” he said. “We have to raise all of our money ourselves and the more money we raise the more veterans we can take on our trips,” Vincent said. “Our sole mission is to take our veterans to Washington D.C. to visit their memorials, we take them free of charge,” said Twin Tiers Honor Flight President Patricia Vincent. Something that Gardner says he understands first hand. Vincent says it’s fundraisers like the one at The Chalk Market Creative Studio in Johnson City on Saturday that make that mission possible. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The Twin Tiers Honor Flight is raising money to take veterans on the trip of a lifetime with the help of a local art studio. P.O. Box 1770 “I went on mission as a veteran,” said Gardner. “I served during the Vietnam era and it was just very emotional, wonderful trip,” he said. Twin Tiers Honor Flightlast_img read more

Brindisi gives Seton Catholic student pat on the back for app award

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — One Seton Catholic High School student received major kudos from Congressman Anthony Brindisi Tuesday for an app he created. Brindisi explained, “We wanted to introduce this app challenge across the congressional district to really encourage students to take an interest in STEM and developing apps and Luke did a wonderful job that our judges felt really blew them away and we’re so proud to be able to present him with the certificate today and very excited to have him come down to Washington.” Redmore’s app, called Catholic Schools of Broome County, has been up and running for almost a year now. It includes everything from schedules to lunch menus and athletic events for the four county catholic schools. Redmore said, “Just to highlight the community we have here at Seton to just the opportunity we have for students to get involved and make a difference with their community, with their peers and even though we’re a small community all of us can really make a difference so I’m really glad that I got to be a part of that difference.” The challenge was aimed to get students in grades six through 12 to think of an app and design it. Brindisi stopped at Seton Catholic to congratulate Senior Luke Redmore on winning the 22nd Congressional District App Challenge Award back in December.center_img The school district said Redmore’s latest add-on to the app is the creation of a scavenger hunt for elementary school students to use at this weeks S.T.E.A.M. fair on Thursday February 20. This is Redmore’s first app which he said has 1,500 to 2,000 users. Redmore will join students from not only New York, but across the country who also designed apps in their districts down in Washington, D.C. in the coming months. The district said Redmore is one of 15 students to receive the award in New York.last_img read more