First snow of the year?! No problem for MASH as they help the community!

It may have been snowing this past Saturday, but that did not stop the MASH team from doing good. The team spent the afternoon sorting clothing donations collected for the Capital City Rescue Mission. The non-profit, based in the south side of Albany, provides supplies, shelter, a health clinic, recovery programs, and more to those in need. MASH has been running a clothing drive all semester for the charity, and plans to continue doing so next semester.

The first snow of the year this weekend did not stop the MASH team from helping the community (Photo by Zach Larche).

MASH hard at work (Photo by Zach Larche).

Christmas music wafted through the speakers of a laptop, as the eight team members went through the clothes, checking for damage, before sorting into boxes based on type. Since starting the clothing drive, over 1,000 items have been donated, and more have yet to be sorted through.

"It was a really good experience," Alex Meltzer commented. "We were able to do a lot in a short amount of time because all of us were working together. It was a fun time."

Alex (Middle) sorting the clothes over the weekend (Photo by Zach Larche).

Margaret Ritchie, Director of Community Service, said "I was happy to see how many articles of clothing students donated. It has been great working with the team this semester collecting donations, and I look forward to continuing our efforts in the spring semester."

We love supporting the Capital City Rescue Mission and all that they do. When you are home for winter break, please consider gathering unneeded clothes from family and friends and bringing them back to school when you return! We will table be tabling for clothing donations throughout the semester. Email with any questions.