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Rural Outreach Center Volunteers Tackle Numerous Home Repair Projects

Rural Outreach Center Volunteers Tackle Numerous Home Repair Projects

 

Volunteers from the Rural Outreach Center (ROC) and Pathways Christian Fellowship in South Wales recently assisted six individuals with much-needed home repair projects as part of the group’s 2014 mission trip. The church group has faithfully visited local communities for the past seven years, performing projects such as household repairs, painting porches and constructing handicapped ramps for those in need. 

West Seneca’s New Outdoor Market Continues on June 5

West Seneca’s New Outdoor Market Continues on June 5

 

West Seneca’s new Main Street Marketplace, sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, will continue from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5. The farmers’ and food producers’ market will feature nearly 30 vendors and local entertainment Thursday evenings through Sept. 4. 

The event takes place on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall. In the event of extremely wet conditions, the market will move within the park, into the parking lot immediately in front of the West Seneca Ice Rink.

Annual ‘Love Everybody 5K Run/Walk’ Honors Young Runner

Annual ‘Love Everybody 5K Run/Walk’ Honors Young Runner

 

Applications are still being accepted for the second annual  “Love Everybody 5K Run and Fun Walk” taking place on Saturday, June 14, at Northwood Elementary School, 250 Northwood Ave., West Seneca. The event is held in memory of Devin Miller, a sixth grade student at Northwood and an avid runner who lost his life in December 2012 after being struck by a car.

Survived by his parents, Eric and Stephanie Miller of West Seneca, and three younger sisters, Devin participated in many sports but his true passion was running with his dad. The entry fee for the June 14 event is $20 for the race, $10 for students 18 and under, and $10 for the walk. 

Catholic Charities 2014 Appeal Reaches $10.3 Million; Less than $500,000 Remaining to Reach Goal

With only six weeks remaining before the close of the 2014 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, the annual campaign has raised $10,313,211 in cash and pledges, representing 95 percent of its $10.8 million goal. Appeal leaders are asking the community for their help in raising the remaining $486,789 still needed in order to reach the final goal by June 30.

The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, said the Appeal team is grateful for all the support Western New Yorkers have shown so far. He also encouraged those who have not yet donated – or are in a position to give a little more – to please do so.

Lemon Tree Gift Shop Hosts Giveback Event for Catholic Charities

Lemon Tree Gift Shop Hosts Giveback Event for Catholic Charities

The Lemon Tree Gift Shop in Orchard Park will host a Catholic Charities of Buffalo Giveback Event on Thursday, June 5 from 3 to 7 p.m. Customers will benefit from a 10 percent discount on all regular priced items and Catholic Charities will receive 10 percent of the event’s sales.

The Lemon Tree Gift Shop is located at 6576 East Quaker St., Route 20A, and refreshments will be served.
Kim Bathrick, co-owner with her sister Alisa Seeley, said she appreciates an opportunity to give back to help the community that supports their business.

“We are happy to support local charities and this is just another way we can be out there helping our neighbors in need. Why not do what we can to help?” Bathrick said.

Sister Mary McCarrick, Catholic Charities diocesan director, expressed her appreciation for the event.

‘Summer in the City’ Music Event to Benefit Matt Urban Human Services Center

‘Summer in the City’ Music Event to Benefit Matt Urban Human Services Center

 

“Summer in the City,” a fundraising event to benefit the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY, will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., Buffalo.

Headlining the event will be local band Hotel Bravo. The event will also feature “Buffalo’s first lip sync contest,” according to event organizers.

Catholic Charities Celebrates Senior Corps Week

Catholic Charities Celebrates Senior Corps Week

In celebration of Senior Corps Week, May 19-23, Catholic Charities thanks and recognizes its 87 volunteers in its Foster Grandparent Program. Senior Corps Week, developed by the Corporation for National and Community Service, spotlights the impact of Senior Corps volunteers on their communities.

Catholic Charities Foster Grandparent Program is a program of Service Corps, which is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

In 2013, Catholic Charities’ Foster Grandparents dedicated nearly 96,850 hours in 31 educational settings in Erie County, including 15 Buffalo Public Schools and multiple Head Start sites.

Carol Smith, a Foster Grandparent serving at Buffalo Public School #30, Frank Sedita Elementary School, said that the program has taught her to “continue to do good for others and to keep hope alive.”