UCAN Receives Grant to Improve Fire Safety

Jim Quattrone, UCAN founder; Tory Irgang, Community Foundation executive director; and Scott Linden, UCAN interim executive director.

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Chautauqua Region Community Foundation

The United Christian Advocacy Network City Mission recently received a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation to update the building’s current fire alarm system.

“This new fire system will help keep our guests and staff safe, as well as, our facility,” said Jim Quattrone, UCAN founder.

In addition to a new fire control panel, the grant will allow UCAN to purchase and install eight new smoke detectors, four manual pull stations and four strobe lights.

“Not only will this project allow us to continue our current operations, but it will allow us to move to the next stages of New York State certifications which will eventually allow us to open the doors to offer more classes and housing to individuals in need,” Quattrone said.

Located on First Street in Jamestown, UCAN works with individuals looking to break the cycle of crime, substance abuse and poverty by promoting positive lifestyle changes with faith based programming.