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ROC Ripples – 7.6.16

Every Step Along the Way… “Mark” is a kind, hard working young man. He didn’t have a car or access to public transportation, but he did have a job. So, Mark walked five miles each way to work everyday, no matter the weather. When Mark came to us, we knew he needed financial skills, not […]

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Pathways Church moving to Main Street in East Aurora

Pathways Christian Fellowship is moving from the South Wales Community Center to the East Aurora Christian Church at 464 Main St. Pathways, led by Pastor Dr. Frank Cerny, MDiv, PhD, will be renting space to hold their Sunday service at 10:15 a.m. The Fellowship is celebrating 10 years of worship and service to the community […]

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ROC Ripples – 3.29.16

One day my phone rang and it was a woman from the Rural Outreach Center. She was calling about a reading program they were offering. My children were grown and I thought she was probably calling for one of my adult daughters. After we chatted for a few minutes she explained to me what the […]

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Rural Outreach Center Celebrates Service In Western New York

The Rural Outreach Center (ROC), located at 730 Olean Road in East Aurora, served over 550 individuals in 2015, according to the nonprofit organization’s recently released annual report. “Our mission is to assist, empower and elevate the impoverished rural population in southern Erie County and surrounding areas,” said Pastor Frank Cerny, ROC board chairman. “We […]

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Rural Outreach Center Continues to Assist Impoverished Communities

Please check out the feature that Time Warner Cable News Buffalo did on the ROC on March 4: http://www.twcnews.com/nys/buffalo/news/2016/02/29/rural-outreach-center-east-aurora.html An East Aurora organization catering to individuals suffering from poverty in rural communities is celebrating a year of service in Western New York. Time Warner Cable News reporter Rebecca Vogt sat down with leaders at the […]

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ROC Ripples – 03.31.15

Greetings! The Rural Outreach Center (the ROC) continues to touch lives in significant ways. This review of our activities in 2014 highlights some of these “touches.” Hints of individual stories tell a key part of the ripples we are creating beyond the numbers. We connect with our community at monthly free dinners sponsored by Pathways […]

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ROC Ripples – 12.14.14

Greetings! The Rural Outreach Center (the ROC) continues to touch the lives of many in our communities. The ROC is organized to provide multiple services to help people move from dependency of some sort to self-sufficiency. Movement toward self-sufficiency is monitored on 10 measures such as housing, literacy, employment, savings, etc.. By providing a variety […]

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ROC Ripples – 07.30.14

Greetings! The Rural Outreach Center (the ROC) continues to create ripples in the communities we serve and we have some great news to share! We have been given a LARGE double wide trailer to use until we can put up our building. The 70 x 38 foot trailer is a FEMA trailer that was used […]

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