State corrections officers association donates $10K to Hudson Valley charity

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WAPPINGERS FALLS – Sparrow’s Nest, a Hudson Valley charity that cooks and delivers homemade meals to families facing a cancer diagnosis, is the recipient of a $10,000 donation from the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association.

Founded in 2012, Sparrow’s Nest serves families in Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, Ulster and northern Westchester counties. To date, it has assisted over 500 families in the region.

The donation, which came directly from the union’s Mid-Hudson region members, helps Sparrow’s Nest assist families who are supported by the program for one week as it typically costs the charity $10,000 a week to operate and provide home cooked meals.

“This donation will feed four families for an entire year as they go through treatment,” said Sparrow’s Nest Executive Director Krista Jones. “This means two meals a week, supplemental food, holiday meals and food gift cards to help ease the financial and mental burdens put on a family facing a cancer diagnosis.”

“When it comes to giving back to our community, NYSCOPBA members always go above and beyond,” said Senator Sue Serino (R, Hyde Park), herself a cancer survivor.