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Lyndonville Foundation gives nearly $40K to local causes, including food pantries

Posted 11 May 2020 at 2:29 pm

Provided photo: Lyndonville Area Foundation board members present a check for the food pantry at Lyndonville Presbyterian Church. Pictured from left include Doug Hedges, Board Director and Treasurer of Lyndonville Area Foundation; Pastor Martha Mitchell of the Lyndonville Presbyterian Church; and Dave Cook, Board Director and Foundation Grants Committee member.

Press Release, Lyndonville Area Foundation

LYNDONVILLE – At its quarterly meeting on April 28, the Lyndonville Area Foundation’s Board of Director’s expedited nearly $40,000 in grants throughout Orleans County to assist with Covid-19 related challenges.

Included in these were several food pantries that had exhausted supplies for the need due to high unemployment rates and other Covid-19 related issues.

As a result of the current pandemic the Foundation was faced with an unusual volume of requests for financial assistance. Foundation President Darren D. Wilson applauds the members of the Foundation’s Grant’s Committee for their work and diligence in sifting through and prioritizing the many grant applications they were faced with.

While the Lyndonville Area Foundation’s mission and by-laws ensure any program or project funding provided by it be distributed in a manner that directly benefits the citizens within the communities of Lyndonville and the Town of Yates, the Foundation’s Board of Directors recognizes that current conditions do not reflect normal times and determined to provide temporary assistance to communities as disperse as Medina, Kendall and Albion.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors also voted to approve funding grants to Hospice of Orleans, the Lyndonville Central School District, Lyndonville Lions Club, Orleans Country Adult Learning Services, the Lyndonville Volunteer Fire Department and the Lyndonville office of Oak Orchard Health along with Praising Kids Child Care Center in Medina.

“The final decisions are not always easy,” Wilson said. “However, the members of our Foundation’s Board work together, have a deep understanding of our community, can always be counted on to make the right decisions and I have a deep respect for all of them.”

The Foundation’s Board meets again at the end of July.

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