The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office has committed itself in recent days, not only to public safety, but to the general public good, collecting donations amongst staff members to put funding in the pockets of local charities.
“We had heard that many of the food pantries are experiencing an uptick in need from families who are being hurt financially by this pandemic. I knew our employees would want to help out,” stated Niagara County Sheriff Michael Filicetti to the Western New York Observer.
He expanded, “The men and women of the sheriff’s office all chipped in to make this happen. We have a great group here. So far, we have given $250 to Community Missions and $250 to St. John’s Community Outreach.” Additionally, Filicetti announced, “We plan two more donations coming shortly to additional food pantries.”
Lastly, the Sheriff noted, “We are on the frontline of this pandemic, but we also recognize that many are not receiving paychecks during this difficult time. We are always looking to help.”