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Helpful Posts in Response to COVID-19

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    The Faces of Our Heroes on the Frontlines

    Our employees are working tirelessly to help those we serve throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Every week we share the faces of the dedicated frontline workers that are helping the families and individuals in our community who struggle in poverty. Our heroes continue to display their compassion and work ethic to help the most vulnerable populations, and this difficult time has truly shown us how blessed we are to have such an amazing group of people as part of the VOA family.

    The faces of our heroes
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    Save the Date for our 2020 Golf Tournament

    The official date for our upcoming golf tournament is Monday, September 21 and we are back again at Locust Hill Country Club! Planning is underway for a great day of golf. The schedule to be determined with the health and safety of our supporters in mind, and we will continue to update you with details as information becomes available.

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    Send Hope Letters to VOA Residents

    Write a note of encouragement to a Neighbor in Need. Many of the seniors, veterans and homeless families that we serve are isolated as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. A few kind words of encouragement would mean a great deal to them. VOA has designed printable cards which you can use write a short message to one of our residents to bring them hope that brighter days are coming. You can send your own card or use one of our 4 designs by clicking the link below!

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  • 102,000

    nights of shelter provided each year

  • 9,085

    number of hours of volunteering from 231 volunteers in fiscal year 2018.

  • 6,000

    people served in Upstate New York each year

  • 2,000

    families helped on a path to stability and permanent housing through our Guest House family shelter.

  • 360

    children at Children's Center each day

  • 178,000

    meals served each year

  • 100%

    parent satisfaction rate for the overall quality of our programs at our Children's Center.