Ministry of Concern director appreciates community support at Christmas, throughout the year

Posted 29 December 2022 at 10:58 am


We constantly hear how “poor” Orleans County is. Regardless of the statistics you look at, we rank near the bottom of the list in many, if not most, categories.

Those statistics don’t show the true story of our community’s wealth.

Having just enjoyed my first Christmas season with Genesee Orleans Ministry of Concern, I am amazed at the giving and sharing nature of our community. From individual donations, to the support of many local churches, to a prominent local automobile dealer adopting a number of families for Christmas morning, this giving community helped us provide for over 270 kids that otherwise may not have experienced the joy and surprise of Christmas morning.

That fact reflects the true wealth of our communities – not the amount we have, but how we use it.

We at Genesee Orleans Ministry of Concern offer our sincere and humble thank you to those that chose to share Christmas joy with others. We appreciate the support given during the Christmas season and by all throughout the year. We could not do what we do without the generosity of this community.

Bob Harker

Executive Director

Genesee Orleans Ministry of Concern