Auburn (WSYR-TV) - As part of a global volunteer day, Central New Yorkers took time to give back on Saturday.
Three charity groups got help from Prudential employees, who gathered in Syracuse, Utica, and Auburn.
The American Red Cross in Auburn got a boost from local professionals who prepared comfort kits, designed to meet the needs of disaster victims.
A 5-K in Syracuse launched a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of CNY, with volunteers helping direct runners and handing out fliers.
Volunteers for The Rescue Mission in Utica painted the building, completed some maintenance work, and sorted food for less-fortunate families.
The events were part of a national volunteering effort.