The recent storms in the Northeast have left many of our elderly and disabled neighbors in Easton and Brockton trapped in their homes. Many have called the towns’ emergency hotlines for help and many Stonehill students and employees have stepped in to provide assistance. As of last week, members of the Stonehill football team had made three separate trips into Brockton to shovel out neighbors in need. Many other students and employees responded to a Town of Easton request for assistance for the elderly needing assistance with snow removal as well.
For Head Football Coach Robert Talley, it’s an opportunity for his team to give back but also a great way for his student-athletes to bond in the off-season.
“It’s good for the team to take a step back and think of others first and not just themselves, and in return, it just brings you closer together as a team,” he said.
Freshman Donovan Phanor said the experience has made Stonehill feel more like home for him.
“It was great for the team to come together and be able to help some of our neighbors in Brockton during the recent snowstorms we have been having. As a freshman here at Stonehill I’m not that familiar with the area yet, so it was good to be able to get out and see the city and then to see how grateful the people we helped were when we would arrive, made it so much more fulfilling. I feel it has helped the team bond together and for myself, personally, I feel like now Stonehill and the area around it are more like home because of it.”
If anyone is interested in having their name added to a call list to help out those in need in Easton, you may email Stonehill Police Chief Peter Carnes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-565-5100.