One of the reasons that we are so successful in the community is that all the staff here at the Chapter, our volunteers and corporate partners all care about our Buffalo neighbors. If there is a disaster, large or small, we know that there are people we can rely on and trust to represent us and do good work within the community. We saw this firsthand this past week. As you may have seen in the media, we opened a shelter to house 22 individuals that were left homeless after a fire. Thanks to two of our corporate sponsors, Gr8 Pizza and Danny’s South, we have been able to provide hot meals to everyone in the shelter while they continue to put together a plan to get back on their feet.
While these restaurants were making sure that everyone had something to eat, two of our amazing volunteers, Diane Sargent and Pete Swales, were delivering the food to the shelter all weekend long. In addition, our staff and volunteers have been at the shelter 24 hours a day, making sure that the needs of those 22 individuals are being taken care of since last Tuesday.
We are an organization of volunteers, and we are so thankful for all of the hard work, dedication and kindness all of our partners and volunteers in times of disaster. If you would like to become one of our amazing volunteers, please contact Mary Walls at 716.878.2140. To make a donation so that we can continue to do our good work in the community, please visit us online.