UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (MVRCR) received funding to buy a new agency van.
The agency was given $14,000 in private donations from Kathleen Sinnott, as well as Robert & Carol Keller through the Keller Family Fund, and the DJ Smith Family Foundation. Additionally, the Indium Corporation and the Macartney Family Foundation matched the donation at $14,000.
“We truly appreciate and value the individuals, families, foundations and corporations that support the work that MVRCR provides in the community. Through the generous support we receive, MVRCR is able to provide the level of service necessary to engage refugees and immigrants who contribute to the economy and cultural vibrancy of the city and region,” said MVRCR Executive Director Shelly Callahan in a statement.
The van will provide the MVRCR the ability to serve clients better. It will be used on a daily basis to transport individuals and families for services, including medical appointments, employment services, mental health appointments, school enrollment, employment interviews, citizenship appointments, and other community services.