NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— New York State Senator Terrence Murphy last weekend joined a dozen hardy volunteers from the District Council 9 Union to help paint the Westchester Exceptional School in North Salem. The senator and his professional painting pals intended to paint the two rooms that the school requested, but got on a roll and ended up painting an entire floor. The volunteer venture was part of District Council Nine’s Day of Action, a day when members of the union volunteer their services for community projects.
‘We are so thankful to District Council 9 for spending their day of service painting the Westchester Exceptional School in North Salem,” said Sen. Murphy. “It is great to team up with organized labor to take care of children that need help. We have all worked hard to get where we are in life, but we have never forgotten how important it is to give back to the community. I am proud to support District Council 9’s Community Day of Action.”
Westchester Exceptional Children’s School (WEC) is a year round, New York state approved special education day facility located in North Salem. They serve individuals with autism and multiple handicaps as well as children who are medically fragile.