Team of 13 from Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Assist with Clean up at Shortsville Commons

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Shortsville Meadows, located at 45 East Avenue in the village of Shortsville, attracted a team of 13 volunteers from Canandaigua National Bank & Trust (CNB) to assist with Spring clean-up through the United Way’s Day of Caring on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Volunteers worked with staff and residents of Providence Housing Development Corporation at Shortsville Meadows raking, mulching, and cleaning the residential community.

The Day of Caring is a community-wide event sponsored by the United Way of Ontario County that provides businesses and groups of individuals with an opportunity to give back to their community on one day and help a not-for-profit organization of their choice.

“It’s a great way for businesses and the community to build relationships with one another and have fun doing something that matters,” commented Arden Simeone-Culver, Property Manager at Shortsville Meadows of Providence Housing Development Corporation. “It also helps us raise awareness that we offer affordable housing on great properties like this one in Ontario County.”

“It was humbling and rewarding to be able to help the community that we live, work and play in,” remarked Kim Sorel of CNB, and her co-worker Jan Shrader added, “Volunteering was fun and was a great team-building experience.” Resident Terry Millerd was thankful to see the volunteers at Shortsville Meadows and added, “It’s so nice that they cleaned my windows. I’m crippled and it’s very hard for me to get outside and clean.“ United Way gives people like Mrs. Sorel, Mrs. Shrader and Ms. Millerd the chance to get to know one another and share a great experience within their community.

Shortsville Meadows provides affordable housing for families in Ontario County and features 20 one- and two-bedroom apartments (all handicapped accessible or adaptable). Providence Housing Development Corporation manages three affordable housing communities in Ontario County – Shortsville Meadows in Shortsville, and Clark Park and Elizabeth Blackwell in Geneva, NY.

Providence Housing, a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, develops, finances and manages housing for individuals and families in the 12 counties of the Diocese. Our mission is to strengthen families and communities by creating and providing access to quality affordable housing enriched by the availability of supportive services. For more information, visit

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