First Ward Association Gets Donation for Senior Van
By: Franz Ross
BUFFALO, New York (WIVB) - Buffalo's old first ward association is receiving a large donation towards getting a new essential van.
The van would be used to transport local seniors to appointments, grocery shopping, and participate in community activities.
The First Niagara Foundation partnered with KeyBank to donate $20,000 towards the cost of a new van.
The association is now asking the public for help raising the $7,000 needed to make the purchase.
"We currently have a standard size minivan. So we can take a couple people at a time on appointments. And people end up waiting quite a while because we're limited on how many seats we have. With a bigger van we would be able to take more seniors on trips and provide more opportunity to them."
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