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Community Answers Call to Aid Flood Recovery Efforts

August 23, 2023

$88,978 has been raised, so far, to help people in the Canandaigua area impacted by devastating flooding in early July. This week, distribution of the funds to people in need began via the Salvation Army and Partnership for Ontario County.

FLACE Canandaigua Area Flooding Assistance Recovery Fund was created in coordination with the Ontario County Administrator’s office, United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes, Salvation Army, and Partnership for Ontario County to benefit qualifying members of the community.

“Our neighbors needed help, we put the call out and this community is doing what it does best: coming together, collaborating, and contributing what’s needed. I want to thank everyone who has generously answered this call and encourage others to join as the needs are still great” said Frank H. Hamlin III, President, and CEO of Canandaigua National Bank & Trust.

Donations can be made to FLACE at, under the account Canandaigua Area Flooding Assistance Fund. Checks can be made payable to FLACE Canandaigua Area Flooding Assistance Recovery Fund.

The Finger Lakes Area Community Endowment (FLACE) was created in 1994 to facilitate and stimulate charitable giving throughout the Finger Lakes region. The Community Endowment received exempt status from federal income tax under Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in Section 501(c) (3). Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Co. is the trustee for FLACE.