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After much fundraising and support from the community, CHH finally has their new donation truck. “We are especially grateful for the support from the Community Foundation, Lynn Development Group and Hartley Buick/GMC Motors,” said Rohler, who added, “they really made it possible to purchase a vehicle that met our growing needs.” This local faith-based 501(c)3 picks up furniture donations five days a week, over half of which go toward meeting emergency needs for furniture, clothing, and household items for local families in Chautauqua County. In 2014, they helped close to 1000 families and gave away over $50,000 in gently used items to those in need of help. Their thrift shop, furniture showrooms, and offices are mainly staffed by volunteers and community service workers. They also operate a youth/family center on the second floor of the Gateway Center, which recently opened up indoor batting cages. “Our old truck was past retirement,” said Rohler, who noted that it had over 200,000 miles on it, “and we are very excited about our new truck and our new logo.” Chautauqua Sign Company did the lettering on the truck. Anyone interested in scheduling a furniture pick up should call (716) 487-1488. (CRCF executive director Randall Sweeney, CHH Executive Director Amy Rohler, and Thrift Store Manager Calvin Milliner are pictured here)