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Thursday, August 27, 2015
From left, Pat McCabe, Kim Mansfield, Ann Hood, and Toby Mansfield pose with a check from Cornerstone CFCU to Lockport CARES. Cornerstone donated $2,200 to two organizations following a summer fundraising drive. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS)


A pair of Lockport organizations got a boost thanks to Cornerstone CFCU's second annual "Causal for a Cause" summer fundraising drive.

This year, participating employees made a donation and nominated a charity for the opportunity to wear jeans on Fridays during the summer. With majority of the staff participating, $2,200 was raised with the money split between Lockport CARES and the Sister Mary Loretto Soup Kitchen.

Lockport CARES was nominated by employees Ann Hood and Pat McCabe. Lockport CARES operates an emergency homeless shelter serving the needs of greater Niagara County as well as a separate transitional housing and recovery program for men (Kahler House). To donate or learn more about this organization visit

Nancy Baes of Cornerstone, left, hands a check to Major Jose Santiago of
The Lockport Salvation Army. 
Employees Nancy Baes and Mary Scheib nominated the Sister Mary Loretto Soup Kitchen, which is run out of the Lockport Salvation Army.

According to Major Jose Santiago of the Salvation Army, the soup kitchen serves 110-120 meals each week day and 100% of the money donated to soup kitchen goes to providing meals. That’s about 30,000 meals a year to the less fortunate of our community. For more information, call the Lockport Salvation Army at 434-1276 or visit

Established in 1957 as Unit No. 1 Federal Credit Union, Cornerstone CFCU is a community chartered, federally insured credit union. Cornerstone has grown to become the largest credit union based in Western New York with more than 47,000 members and assets in excess of $365 million. Those who live, work, volunteer, attend school or worship within Niagara County are eligible for membership under Cornerstone’s charter.  For additional information, call 434.2290 or visit

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