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CNB Volunteers Spruce Up Shortsville Meadows
May 28, 2014
Daily Messenger, Wednesday, May 14, 2014
SHORTSVILLE – Shortsville Meadows attracted a team of 13 volunteers from Canandaigua National Bank & Trust to assist with spring clean-up through the United Way’s Day of Caring on Thursday, April 24. Volunteers worked with staff and residents of Providence Housing Development Corporation at Shortsville Meadows, raking, mulching and cleaning the residential community located at 45 East Ave. in the village of Shortsville.
The Day of Caring is a community-wide event sponsored by the United Way of Ontario County that provides businesses and groups of individuals with an opportunity to give back to their community on one day and help a not-for-profit organization of their choice.
“It’s a great way for businesses and the community to build relationships with one another and have fun doing something that matters,” said Arden Simeone-Culver, property manager at Shortsville Meadows of Providence Housing Development Corporation. “It also helps us raise awareness that we offer affordable housing on great properties like this one in Ontario County.”
Shortsville Meadows provides affordable housing for families in Ontario County and features 20 one- and two-bedroom apartments.
Providence Housing Development Corporation manages three affordable housing communities in Ontario County – Shortsville Meadows and Clark Park and Elizabeth Blackwell in Geneva. Providence Housing, a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, develops, finances and manages housing for individuals and families in the 12 counties of the Diocese.
“It was humbling and rewarding to be able to help the community that we live, work and play in,” said Kim Sorel of CNB.
Her co-worker, Jan Shrader, added, “Volunteering was fun and was a great team-building experience.”
Resident Terry Millerd said she was thankful to see the volunteers at Shortsville Meadows.
“It’s so nice that they cleaned my windows,” she said. “I’m crippled and it’s very hard for me to get outside and clean.”