Buffalo Federation Of Neighborhood Centers And Hodgson Russ  Host Celebration To Uplift And Honor Community Members 

pictured above: top row Pastor Art Hall, Dr. Ansari, Cedric Holloway,  bottom row Karla Gadley, Ricardo Herrera, Rod Watson

After eight years the Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers (BFNC) once again hosted a Solstice Event  recently  to celebrate the beginning of summer and the collaborative community work that has made an impact. Funds from the event helped the BFNC implement programming to uplift and assist community youth with developing the skills and knowledge needed to reach their desired success and seniors with healthy food and transportation needs.

The  six Community Service Impact Honorees for exhibiting the generosity and care of Good Neighbors. Included:

•Neighborhood Health Impact Award – Dr. Lavonne Ansari, Community Health Center of Buffalo   •Neighborhood Care Award – Pastor Art Hall, The Journey Church

•Neighborhood Community Investment (Group) Award – Evans Bank

•Community Reinvestment Award – Karla Gadley, Five Star Bank 

•Neighborhood Youth Impact Award – Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Omega Mentoring Program

•Neighborhood Community Impact Award – Rod Watson, Buffalo News Urban Affairs Editor

•Neighborhood Legacy Recognition – Ricardo Herrera, MSW

  “We thank Hodgson Russ as the presenting sponsor and all event sponsors for embracing the mission of the Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers,” said  BFNC CEO Chandra Redfern.