Saturday, February 6, 2016

First Niagara Donates $20,000 to Cluster Program

From left: Renee Murdock, First Niagara’s Community Development Officer-Eastern PA; Allan Altschull, Pottstown Cluster Board President, Bob Rettinger, First Niagara’s Branch Manager-East End/Pottstown; Barbara Wilhelmy, Pottstown Cluster Executive Director; Mary Ann Glocker, Pottstown Cluster Board VP; & Tamera Hrynkow, First Niagara Area Manager.

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by a public relations firm for First Niagara Bank.

On Ja. 28, First Niagara provided a $20,000 grant to Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities to support the Understanding Poverty to Plan and Persevere. 

Through interfaith cooperation, the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities addresses the basic needs of persons within the greater Pottstown community, while assisting with their spiritual and social needs. 

Their programs and referrals are coordinated to help individuals make real progress in moving from dependency to productive self-sufficiency.

Understanding Poverty to Plan and Persevere is an intensive sixteen week workshop to educate persons living in poverty on how to recognize the cultural and economic differences between people living in poverty and people of middle class status. 

With this knowledge, persons in poverty can develop realistic plans for achieving stability. 

It is the goal of the program to equip participants to reduce dependence and increase self-sufficiency.

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