Elizabethtown Adirondack Community Action Programs, Inc., received a $1,500 donation from Kinney Drugs to help deal with the fallout for damages caused by Hurricane Irene.
ACAP Executive Director Alan Jones accepted the donation from Kinney Drugs Regional Pharmacy Manager Rebecca Bubel, Regional Retail Manager Dale Myatt, Lake Placid Store Manager Russ Knobel and Elizabethtown Store Manager Allen Giddings.
“We will use these unrestricted funds to help people who may fall through the cracks,” Jones said. “There are some people who may need support and services but may be precluded from them because of financial regulations. This will help to bring relief to them as well.”
Jones said that the organization is always appreciative of help from community organizations, especially when funding levels continued to be looked at from the government.
“The government funding has been less and less available in the recent years,” Jones said. “We are thrilled to have a local industry support us, and we are always looking to build relationships with other partners in the community.”
“We chose ACAP because of the work that they do and the people that they serve,” Myatt said. “We saw the people in these communities band together to help, and we at Kinney’s wanted to help and give back to these communities.”
Myatt said that the company did Rebuild Campaigns in both Vermont and New York, soliciting donations from customers and supplying a match in funding to a certain level.
“Our stores wanted to know in what ways they could help, and that is how the Rebuild Campaigns were started,” Myatt said.