CHEERS - To giving back. It can be called "paying it forward," "giving back" or "doing unto others," but the concern shown when people take action to help others is the truest form of compassion. Friday, five volunteer members of the Schoharie Volunteer Fire Department left for areas in Nassau County - a county, among others on the East Coast, devastated by the recent storm. These men are responding to a need in the same manner people from Nassau County - strangers to Schoharie County - did when they came to help after Tropical Storm Irene a year ago. The Schoharie firefighters will bring their experience and abilities along with their hearts filled with empathy. We know they will be welcomed and appreciated.