Assemblyman Robin Schimminger announced today that state grants he secured in the 2005-06 state budget are funding needed improvements at three buildings used by community groups in the Twin Cities.
"Community organizations make many valuable contributions to life in our cities, and preserving their ability to do so is very much in the public interest," said Assemblyman Schimminger, who also noted the importance of maintaining the Tonawandas’ physical infrastructure and the use of the buildings for numerous community events.
Twin Cities Community Outreach received $6,800 to repair the roof of its building at 100 Ridge Road in North Tonawanda, which houses Meals on Wheels, a food pantry and a clothes closet that help needy residents of the Tonawandas.
A $5,000 grant was earmarked for the installation of a kitchen exhaust fan system at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Frontiersmen Post 7545 at 110 Elgin Street in Tonawanda.
The Knights of Columbus Madonna Council #2535 was granted $12,500 to help improve and update its building at 755 Erie Avenue in North Tonawanda.
"These organizations, which have long lent their financial support to charitable endeavors and their buildings to a variety of events in our community, are being hit hard by rising energy costs and maintenance expenses, and this assistance will help them continue to make their important contributions to life in the Twin Cities," Schimminger concluded.