Cornerstone CFCU held its second annual ugly sweater contest Dec. 17 to celebrate the season and help a worthy cause. Each year, employees donate $5 to wear a holiday sweater before Christmas and help the community in the process.
This year, 49 employees nominated more than 30 different organizations, a testament not only to the employees, but also to the many deserving groups in the community. The contest raised $260. Susan Rohring, the employee who won her choice of charities, selected the Sister Mary Loretto Soup Kitchen, located in Lockport, to receive the donation.
The Sister Mary Loretto Soup kitchen is run out of the Lockport Salvation Army at 50 Cottage St. Major Jose Santiago of the Salvation Army said the soup kitchen serves 120 meals each weekday. One hundred percent of the money donated to the soup kitchen goes to providing meals, which is more than 31,000 meals a year for the less fortunate.
To learn more about work this group does, or to donate, call the Lockport Salvation Army at 716-434-1276 or visitwww.salvationarmyempirestate.org.
Established in 1957 as Unit No. 1 Federal Credit Union, Cornerstone Community FCU is a community chartered, federally insured credit union. Cornerstone has grown to become the largest credit union based in Western New York, with more than 48,000 members and assets in excess of $355 million. Those who live, work, volunteer, attend school or worship within Niagara County are eligible for membership under Cornerstone's charter.
For more information, call 716-434-2290 or visit www.CornerstoneCommunityFCU.org.