The lives of 40 people we once supported are remembered with gratitude, as our staff and a local business give back.
Linda Manross and Mike MacWilliams, both of whom launched the Agency’s staff-supported “We Remember Committee” several years ago, placed wreaths on graves of people we once supported in St. Bonaventure, Allegany and Five Mile cemeteries, all in Allegany; Mt. View in Olean, Pleasant Valley in Hinsdale, Crawford and Calvary cemeteries in Salamanca, and Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Portville.
“The goal of the We Remember Committee is to ensure that we remember those who have passed away by taking care of their graves. Flowers are planted in the spring in addition to the distribution of Christmas wreaths,” Mike said.
“The committee wants to ensure that these graves get regular and respectful care. This effort is a demonstration of the special bond between the agency, the staff and those that we supported. It is a clear demonstration to the community that indeed we are a family and that our commitment continues after folks have passed away.”
The committee also includes Allen Frank, Lisa Phearsdorf, and Mickey Harwood.
The wreaths are supplied by Pleasant Valley Greenhouses at a reduced cost due to Dan Evans’ shared commitment to remembering those who have died. Funds are also provided by The Rehabilitation Foundation. Through generous donations and community support, The Foundation financially assists The Rehabilitation Center’s programs and services, and people with disabilities in the community, who have a financial need and nowhere else to turn. Learn More Here