Community Bank N.A. Donates Comfort Packs to CASA of Chautauqua County

(L to R): Lisa Allenson, Community Bank N.A. District Manager; Nancy Pavolko, Customer Service Representative; Chris Overturf, Head Teller;
Amy Shelters, Retail Services Officer; and Meghan Allenson.

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Community Bank N.A.

Local Community Bank N.A. branches recently presented Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Chautauqua County with comfort packs to help support its mission of helping local foster care children in need. Comfort packs are given to foster children who otherwise would have no way to carry their belongings from home to home.

Established in 2003, CASA provides a powerful voice for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. CASA trains and supports court appointed, and adult volunteers who advocate for the more than 110 children in the Chautauqua County foster care system. To learn more about the organization, visit chautauquacasa.com.

About Community Bank System Inc.
Community Bank System Inc. (CBSI) operates more than 190 customer facilities across Upstate New York and Northeastern Pennsylvania through its banking subsidiary, Community Bank N.A. With assets of approximately $8.7 billion, the DeWitt, New York-headquartered company is among the country’s 150 largest financial institutions. In addition to a full range of retail and business banking services, the company offers comprehensive financial planning, insurance and wealth management services. Other subsidiaries within the CBSI family are Nottingham Advisors Inc., an investment management firm; Benefit Plans Administrative Services LLC, a national provider for employee benefits and consulting services; The Carta Group, an estate planning and wealth protection firm; OneGroup, a risk management and insurance provider; Community Bank Trust Services, a personal trust and custodial services provider; and Community Investment Services Inc., a broker/dealer delivering financial products and other insurance products.

Community Bank System Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the company’s stock trades under the symbol CBU. For more information about Community Bank, visit www.communitybankna.com or http://ir.communitybanksystem.com.

About CASA of Chautauqua County, Inc.
CASA of Chautauqua County, Inc. is a nonprofit agency that helps advocates for the best interest of abused and neglected children in foster care. CASA relies on trained adult volunteers who are appointed by the Chautauqua County Family Court judge to advocate for abused and neglected children in court. The mission of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program in Chautauqua County, NY is to provide an independent voice in court, advocating for the best interest of abused and neglected children in the pursuit of safe and permanent homes.

If you are interested in donating comfort packs to CASA of Chautauqua email Carrie Rinehart at crinehartcasa@gmail.com or by calling 716-753-4132.