Churches and community centers work with government officials to make 2011 a memorable holiday season
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti, City of Buffalo Common Council Member Mike LoCurto of the Delaware District and City of Buffalo Common Council Member David Rivera of the Niagara District are working together to spread holiday cheer this year by giving Christmas trees to local families.
"This is a great thing for the community and individual families, and I was happy to work together with council members LoCurto and Rivera and local churches and community centers to help make this possible and give back to the people of Western New York," Grisanti said.
"It was great to work with Senator Grisanti and my colleague David Rivera. Together we were able to help families who are in need this year," LoCurto said.
"The tree is the cornerstone of the Christmas setting and it is important to me that all families, regardless of income level, have a Christmas tree in their home. Additionally, it is always a success when elected officials can come together and support those who may need a little extra help in preparing for Christmas," Rivera said.
Families will now have an artificial Christmas tree this holiday season with lights and a tree stand that they will be able to use year after year.
(Note: Local churches and community centers identified families that were in need of a Christmas tree this holiday season.)