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Caz school district, Erieville Fire Department receive community grants

Joe Dayo, Erieville Fire Department; William Smith, Erieville Fire Department; Theresa Roberts, Madison County Office for the Aging; Bill Sweeney, CORE FCU CEO; Gail Sauls, Madison Baptist Church; Bob Dubik, Cazenovia Central School District superintendent; Diane Ryan, Community Action Partnership for Madison County; Jay Dunn, Madison County Literacy Coalition.

Joe Dayo, Erieville Fire Department; William Smith, Erieville Fire Department; Theresa Roberts, Madison County Office for the Aging; Bill Sweeney, CORE FCU CEO; Gail Sauls, Madison Baptist Church; Bob Dubik, Cazenovia Central School District superintendent; Diane Ryan, Community Action Partnership for Madison County; Jay Dunn, Madison County Literacy Coalition.

— CORE Federal Credit Union recently accepted grant requests for its Community Grant Program from not-for-profit and community organizations located in or serving Madison County.

Grant dollars were awarded based on the needs of the organization applying, the programs’ projected impact on the community and the number of requests received. CORE received requests from more than 30 groups in the central and southern Madison County area, totaling almost $30,000.

The following groups and organizations were recognized for their dedication to our community, and share in over $3,500 in grant funds:

—Cazenovia Central School District’s middle school mentoring program received funding to assist with providing activities for at-risk students that allow students to build positive relationships with mentors.

—Community Action Partnership for Madison County transitional housing program. Grant money will be used to assist with the cost associated with their transitional housing program, a program that helps homeless families in Madison County.

—Erieville Fire Department received grant money to help cover the cost of purchasing bail-out equipment. The equipment will be used by interior firefighters in the event they become trapped in an elevated portion of a burning structure to safely and efficiently evacuate the structure.

—Madison County Literacy Coalitional for their work toward implementing the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in the Morrisville Eaton School District. The program provides a monthly children’s book for all children birth to age five within the school district regardless of family income. The goal of the program is to help with kindergarten school readiness.

—Morrisville Public Library received grant money for their summer reading program. The grant money will help the library provide a summer reading program for children in the greater Morrisville area.

—Madison County Office for the Aging will use their grant money for new equipment for their SNACK Program. They will be replacing heating and cooling units used for the county-wide SNACK program. They provide congregate and home deliveries of meals to rural, isolated and frail elderly in Madison County.

—Madison Baptist Church received grant money to help improve their food pantry along with purchasing school supplies for area elementary school students.

—Mid-York Senior Homes received grant money for their senior garden project. The money will be used to purchase supplies for the senior gardens which encourage low-income elderly residents to grow their own vegetables. The gardens help seniors supplement their food budgets during the summer months.

CORE Federal Credit Union is a local full-service non-profit financial service provider with offices in Morrisville, East Syracuse and North Syracuse.

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