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Catholic Charities of Orange & Sullivan and SALT (Sullivan Agencies Leading Together) Collaboration Receive Vehicle Donation from Rolling V Bus Corp.

Van to be used for delivery of furniture and household item donations to those in need

 

For Immediate Release

For more information, contact Kristin Jensen

kristin.jensen@archny.org or 845.294.5124, ext. 303


Rolling V Bus Corporation donated a 2005 Ford Suburban to Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan and partner agency SALT (Sullivan Agencies Leading Together). The keys were presented to agency representatives at Rolling V’s South Fallsburg location. The vehicle will be used to pick up donated furniture and household items and deliver them to those in need in Sullivan County. Pictured (l-r) at the key presentation are: Linda Kleingardner, Rolling V Operations Manager; Cathie Paci, Independent Living and SALT Co-Chair; Allen Weir, Supervisor, Sullivan County Department of Family Services; Suzette Bertholf, Rolling V Vehicle Manager; Martin Colavito, Director of Prevention Services, Catholic Charities, and SALT Co-Chair; and Isaac Green Diebboll, ENGN.

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY – The pick-up of donated furniture and household items and delivery to those in need just got easier in Sullivan County thanks to a generous donation from Rolling V Bus Corporation. The family-owned and managed full-service transportation company donated a 2005 Ford Suburban to the collaboration of Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan and SALT (Sullivan Agencies Leading Together).

Rolling V staff presented representatives from Catholic Charities and SALT with the keys to the vehicle at the company’s South Fallsburg location. The vehicle will be used by Catholic Charities staff and SALT volunteers to transport donations of gently-used furniture and household items for delivery to families and individuals in Sullivan County who are struggling to make ends meet.

“As a family business with more than 25 years in Sullivan County, Rolling V has a strong tradition of giving back to the community in which we live and work,” said Phil Vallone, President of Rolling V Bus Corporation. “Organizations like Catholic Charities and SALT that share this commitment are important partners in improving and enhancing the quality of life for the residents of Sullivan County. We are delighted that this retired Rolling V vehicle will have new life helping to make a significant difference in the lives of those in need,” continued Vallone.

Through its Resource Exchange program, Catholic Charities accepts donations of gently-used furniture, such as dressers, kitchen tables, and chairs, as well as household items, including tableware, utensils, pots, pans, and glassware, and passes them along free of charge to individuals and families who are without such basic necessities of life. Catholic Charities, with support from SALT volunteers, will use the vehicle to pick up and deliver the donations.

“We are thrilled to receive this extremely generous donation from Rolling V,” said Martin Colavito, Director of Prevention Services for Catholic Charities and Co-Chair of the SALT Board of Directors. “Phil and his Rolling V team are great community partners who truly step up to the plate to help others. Access to this vehicle will allow us to expand the donations we receive and distribute to those who are living without things most of us take for granted,” Colavito added.

For donation guidelines or for assistance, contact Catholic Charities Resource Exchange in Sullivan County at 845.794.8080, ext. 252.

For more information about the services of Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan or giving opportunities available through the non-profit’s anti-poverty and Resource Exchange programs, please visit www.cccsos.org or contact Kristin Jensen at kristin.jensen@archny.org or call 845.294.5124. ext. 303.

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Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan, as one of the human service agencies of Catholic Charities of The Archdiocese of New York, is committed to building a compassionate and just society. Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan serves the homeless, the hungry, the emotionally and physically handicapped, immigrants, and the marginalized and vulnerable of Orange and Sullivan Counties. Catholic Charities collaborates with parishes, Catholic, and non-Catholic partners alike to help people of all religions who are in need. For more information, visit www.cccsos.org.

SALT (Sullivan Agencies Leading Together) is a diverse partnership of agencies and community resources committed to working together to improve the quality of life for the residents of Sullivan County. Through information sharing, increased prevention efforts, and inter-agency collaboration, SALT seeks to improve access to services that empower members of the community to make lasting and positive change.