AU Saxons (pictured left to right):
AU Saxons Spring Cleanup 2017
Four members of the Alfred University Football
Team scored big with residents in the
Alfred-Almond Community Saturday, April, 8th and
they "cleaned up" in this off-season community
Dave and Cathy Williams contacted Assistant
Scott Linn, again this year seeking assistance with
their spring clean up efforts courtesy of AU
Football Team Members. For the last several
years two Alfred University Coaches have sent
team members to thee Williams' home in Alfred
Station (2008-2009) and in Almond, New York from
2010 to date minus a season or two due to health
issues on our part
Team members helped the Williams' by reclaiming
some area that used to be the family garden and
raking the yard.
"I didn't get out as much with this year's
crew, but the laughed at most all of my jokes so
their welcome to join us any time. We cannot say enough to thank these young
men," said Dave adding, "Their cheerfulness and
eagerness to help us was truly a blessing and we
were humbled and grateful for their assistance."
Dave is still being treated for injuries
sustained to his knees and hips in January of
2007 while serving as a volunteer firefighter.
In 2010 Dave suffered a heart attack, the very
next year Cathy had surgery on her back. His
wife Cathy commented, "This was such a huge
blessing to both of us. They may not understand
the full impact of their kindness but in a very
short amount of time these young men finished
what would have taken Dave & me a full week to
complete." Cathy went on to say that
someone told her that, "Volunteers aren't given
any more hours in the day than the rest of us,
they just choose to use the time they are given
with a spirit of grateful giving."
Dave & Cathy went on to say, "Sometimes you hear
about that smaller segment of college students
who have made mistakes in our community which
can have a negative impact on the community's
perception of the student population in general.
Yet the countless hours of volunteer work these
students give back to this community over the
few short years they live with us seems to go
unnoticed. It is very important to us that we
give credit where credit is due and praise these
fine young men and women who give of their time
The Williams' commented that these young men had
great senses of humor and a great work ethic.
The Williams' wish nothing but the very best for
these fine young men in the future and will not
soon forget their generosity and cheerfulness.