News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 March 22, 2022
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

   
TOPS GIVES BACK TO LOCAL NON-PROFITS AS IT CELEBRATES MEDINA, NY GRAND RE-OPENING
Williamsville, N.Y. –Today, as Tops kicks off its Grand Re-Opening celebration of its Medina, NY store located at 11200 Maple Ridge Rd., it would be remiss if it didn’t thank its partners in the community for their support over the years. We are grateful for their support not only of Tops, but the community at large, helping to make Medina a wonderful place to live, work, and raise our families.

As a long-time member of the community, it is our commitment to keep our neighborhoods strong. The Medina Tops store will be making $500 donations to each of the following local groups as a thank you for their support of the community:

American Legion (Butts-Clark Post #204)- Originally chartered on August 8, 1919, as the James P. Clark Post #204, the Legion name was later changed on July 19, 1954, and called the Butts-Clark Post #204 in honor of both James Clark and John E. Butts. Since its incorporation as an American Legion in January of 1946 the Legion has gradually grown to assist not only in Veterans affairs, but in all areas of the community and region. This Veterans organization serves the community by providing social and recreational activities for members and their families. They also provide donations to the community and children's organizations to promote community goodwill and social well-being as well as help to provide activities for children.

Calvary Cupboard Food Pantry- Calvary Cupboard is the premiere food distribution in Orleans County distributing a variety of foods every 2nd and 4th Thursdays, to upwards of 200 families. In 2019 alone the food pantry served food to 1,488 families for a total of 3,536 adults, seniors, and children.

Community Action of Orleans and Genesee- The mission statement of the CAO is to provide services with dignity and respect that help people become self-sufficient. This 501(c)3 has served low-income and disadvantage families for over 40 years. Community action programs are designed to empower as well as provide opportunity to those who are not yet self-sufficient.

Hartland Volunteer Fire Company- The Hartland Volunteer Fire Company has proudly been providing fire protection and emergency services since 1970. Located in the heart of Gasport, NY, the company provides fire protection and emergency response services to the Gasport community. The Fire Department’s mission is to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to fires, the Hartland Volunteer Fire Company also responds to medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, rescue calls, and incidents involving hazardous materials.

Medina Firefighters Benevolent Association- Medina Firefighters Benevolent Association provides a variety of services dedicated to taking care of its members of the Medina Fire Department. The Medina Fire Department is a combination (career and volunteer) fire department that services the Village of Medina, NY. The department has a career staff of 13 (1 chief, 2 captains, and 10 firefighters). The career staff is supported by a "callman" staff, which is comprised of 20 volunteer firefighters who receive a small stipend for their services. The department operates out of one fire house located at 600 Main Street and provides fire protection and advanced life support/emergency medical services to the Village of Medina and surrounding communities. The department fleet includes 2 engines, 1 quint, 4 ambulances, 1 utility pickup truck, and 1 Durango for Incident Command. The Medina Fire Department is dispatched by the Orleans County Dispatch operated by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office.

Orleans County YMCA- As a branch of the GLOW YMCA, the Orleans County YMCA serves youth, families, adults and seniors in Orleans County. At the YMCA, the Orleans YMCA welcomes and supports children and families; and helps build the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. The YMCA is here for everyone: people of all ages, races, religions, incomes, and abilities. The YMCA builds community and welcomes everyone regardless of their ability to pay.

Village of Medina Police Union- The Village of Medina Police Union provides support to the members of the Village of Medina Police Department. Incorporated in 1832, The Village of Medina is currently served and protected by The Village of Medina Police Department. The Medina Police Department normally consists of a Chief, Lieutenant, 2 Sergeants, and 9 Patrolman. They serve the roughly 6,500 residents of the Village of Medina and provide mutual aid to surrounding Departments and communities when requested. The Police Department has several specialized areas and specially trained officers. The Department has a K9, Phoenix, and his Handler Ofc. Jacob Reeves that assist in enforcement by utilizing their unique training in areas of tracking as well as narcotics detection. The Department has an Officer that is assigned to the Medina School District as a School Resource Officer (SRO). Several members of the Department are also assigned to the Orleans County Multi-jurisdictional SWAT Unit as well as other specialized areas to better serve and protect the citizens in our community and County. The Department functions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

### About Tops Friendly Markets Based in Williamsville, NY, Tops Markets currently operates 150 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, including five that are run by franchisees. As the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York, with over 14,000 associates, the company is dedicated to providing sustainably sourced, high-quality products, while helping its communities flourish via support for programs that eradicate hunger and disease, educate youth and reduce environmental waste and energy consumption. For more information, visit www.topsmarkets.com.

 

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