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Pictured from left: Chairman of the Board Dave Nemi, CEO Eric Hepkins and Lockport Cares Executive Director the Rev. Kevin Wing. (Submitted photo)
Pictured from left: Chairman of the Board Dave Nemi, CEO Eric Hepkins and Lockport Cares Executive Director the Rev. Kevin Wing. (Submitted photo)

Cornerstone Community FCU donates $3,500 to Lockport CARES


Fri, Mar 5th 2021 09:40 am

First of 4 community gifts

Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union (FCU) announced its commitment to make a “significant investment” to Niagara County nonprofits – starting with Lockport CARES – that provide men, women, and families with children with emergency shelter, material needs and compassionate care with dignity and respect.

A check in the amount of $3,500 was recently presented to Lockport CARES Executive Director the Rev. Kevin Wing.

Upon receiving this donation, Wing said, "From time to time, I get to meet some of our donors face to face, and recently that was the case when I was invited to attend a meeting of the Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union board of directors. These men and women presented Lockport CARES with a generous donation, and allowed some time for us to tell them about our mission to support Lockport's neediest men, women and families. I never cease to be amazed at the generosity of our partners and their sincere interest in our cause."

A press release stated, “Lockport CARES was established in 2008 in which God's love, as shown through Jesus Christ, empowered its founders to offer love, compassion and respite for those who find themselves suddenly in need of basic human needs and improved well-being. The Living Well Program provides woman, men, and families with children, instruction and hands-on learning in basic life skills while offering the opportunity to feel, see and know the love of Christ. Designated with the 2019 Guide Star Bronze Seal of Transparency, Lockport CARES continues to positively impact the Niagara County community in immeasurable ways. Anyone can visit https://www.lockportcares.org/ for more information or to provide tangible support through donations to the Lockport CARES wish list, or volunteering time.”

Cornerstone Community FCU extends its outreach to Niagara County nonprofits that “work tirelessly each and every day to ease the burden on fellow members of the community.”

David Nemi, chairman of the board of directors, said, "This is the first of four donations to be given to nonprofits operating in Niagara County in an effort to show support for the community, and to help lift the financial burden caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Cornerstone is a credit union/financial cooperative that has been serving Niagara County since 1957 and also now serves Erie County. It began as Unit No. 1 Federal Credit Union, serving the employees of Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors. Anyone who lives, works, worships, goes to school or volunteers in Niagara and/or Erie counties can join this credit union.

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