Fredonia Place residents and staff are working on donations for Ukrainian refugees. Resident Chester Ball came to Fredonia Place staff with the idea of starting to donate for those suffering from the attacks in Ukraine. Ball is a Vietnam veteran who served in the Air Force. He told the staff that he would like to help the people of Ukraine because that is why he is here, to help others.
Fredonia Place Activities Director Lynette Ambrose made signs and tables for donations. Marketing and Sales Manager Mike Ferguson went a step further and shared the information on Fredonia Place’s social marketing sites and the donations kept coming in. Fredonia Place received many donations and asked the community to also drop in donations to help with Ball’s quest. . Donations can be dropped off at Fredonia Place, 50 Howard St. in Fredonia and will be accepted through March 31.
“Our residents have always answered the call when asked to do so,” said Fergusson. “They donated a truckload of water to Flint, Michigan during its water crisis. Clothing and food for hurricane victims in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico.
Some have volunteered for Meals On Wheels while others have made substantial contributions to area food banks over the holidays. We are very proud of our community.
Once all the donations were received, Fredonia Place merged with the Fredonia Central School District to send the donations to the people of Ukraine. Donations include clothing and blankets for adults and children as well as monetary donations. Checks can be made payable to Fredonia Central School District. Please add the words “Relief Effort in Ukraine” to the check memo.
Fredonia Place would like to thank the Fredonia community, staff, residents and Central School District in advance for all their help in making Mr. Ball’s dream of helping the people of war-torn Ukraine come true. .