Community Caregivers gets $1,500 from SEFCU

GUILDERLAND — On Nov. 15, Community Caregivers Inc., a non-profit based in Guilderland, received a $1,500 award from State Employees Federal Credit Union.

SEFCU recognizes Community Caregivers for the “important work” they do to “improve our communities and change lives every day,” according to a release from Caregivers, quoting Kathy Lanni, chief community officer for SEFCU. The funding is provided through SEFCU’s Community Support Program, which has helped over seven million people across the state by assisting vital not-for-profits.

“Their generous support of our efforts will be paid forward in support of our clients. We are enormously grateful and honored to receive this award as we commit to continuing to provide these critically needed services,” said Edna Mae Reilly, current board member of Community Caregivers and a past president, in the release.

For 25 years Community Caregivers Inc. has helped those in local communities who may require assistance while they remain in their homes and live independently with dignity. Through a network of staff and volunteers, clients receive reassurance calls, friendly visits, help with transportation, shopping and light chores. Caregivers are also provided support through education and respite visits.

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