Valley Viewpoints: Heartwarming

by Mary Margaret Pezzella-Pekow and Helen Hoefer, Catholic Charities of Oswego County

Words cannot express the gratitude we have for the overwhelming amount of food and gift donations that we received during the holiday season.

The generosity of our community members, organizations, church members, and area business both large and small, was truly heartwarming.

Through the efforts of employees at Constellation Energy Nuclear Group’s Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, Entergy, SUNY Oswego and CSEA Local #611, Huhtamaki and United Steel Workers Local 54, members of the Fulton Rotary Club, First United Church of Fulton, St. Mary’s Church in Oswego, Holy Trinity Church in Fulton, the Fulton Communitçy Theatre, local Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops, Fulton YMCA, Catholic Daughters, Court Pere LeMoyne, students and faculty at Cayuga Community College’s Fulton Campus, and the countless number of caring individuals and families who shared their good fortune with others, we were able to provide Thanksgiving meals and a memorable Christmas Day complete with presents and dinner for hundreds of families throughout Oswego County.

This would not have been possible without the compassion and concern that these wonderful people showed for those less fortunate in their community.

To everyone who so graciously supported our efforts this holiday season, from those who donated food and gifts to those who volunteered their time, we extend our sincerest thanks and wish you all the best in the New Year!

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