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Turning Point Applauds the Community for Record-Breaking Support of the 8th Annual Steps To End Poverty in Steuben (STEPS) Walk

Walkers gathered on May 21, 2016 in Centerway Square on Market Street in Corning to support the 2016 Steps To End Poverty in Steuben (STEPS) Walk.

Walkers gathered on May 21, 2016 in Centerway Square on Market Street in Corning to support the 2016 Steps To End Poverty in Steuben (STEPS) Walk.

Turning Point would like to applaud Steuben County community members, businesses, and organizations for their record-breaking support of the eighth annual Steps To End Poverty in Steuben (STEPS) Walk walk-a-thon held on Saturday, May 7 in Hornell; Saturday, May 14 in Bath; and Saturday, May 21 in Corning.

This one-mile walk not only raises awareness about poverty in Steuben County, but also raises funds for Catholic Charities of Steuben’s Turning Point programs, which stabilize families in economic crisis and support them as they strive for self-sufficiency.

This year, the STEPS Walk raised a record of more than $35,200 county-wide, with funds for Turning Point Corning leading the pack at almost $12,700, a 130% increase over the previous year! Funds for Turning Point Bath came in a close second at more than $12,600, and funds for Turning Point Hornell totaled more than $9,800!

These figures not only represent individual donations collected and donated by walkers, but also include Event-level and Route Sign-level sponsorships by Steuben County businesses and organizations.

Turning Point would like to thank these fine businesses and organizations who were Event-level sponsors for the 2016 STEPS Walk:  American Legion Post 846, Bright Ideas by Martinec, Canisteo Valley Family Practice, Chemung Canal Trust Company, Corning Inc., Corning Natural Gas, Guthrie, Hornell Evening Tribune, The Leader, Maple City Dodge Inc., Meyers RV, Savona Rod & Gun Club, Serv-U Credit Union, Sons of the American Legion Post 846, Steuben Courier Advocate, Three Birds, Thurston Christian Church, VAC Employees Federal Credit Union, and Woodhouse Stadium Grill.

Turning Point would also like to thanks these fine businesses and organizations who were Route Sign-level sponsors for the 2016 STEPS Walk:  Atlas Brick Oven Pizzeria, Bath Mini Storage, Brown & Powers Funeral Home, Bullseye Shooter Supply, Carpenter’s Funeral Home, The Cellar, Corning Credit Union, Corning Dental Associates, Corning Elks Lodge #1071, Corning Inc. Sullivan Park, Crystal Cleaners, Culligan Water, Cutler’s Carpet, Fagan’s Inc., Farm Credit Services, First Heritage, Five Star Bank, Goodrich Auto Works, H. P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, Hornell Association, John W. Taggart & Son Insurance Services, Keller Williams, Knights of Columbus Assembly 732, LOGO Print Company, Magic Hair Styling, Marino’s on Loder, Market Street Apothecary, Pflumm’s Country Store, Phillips Funeral Home, Serv-U Credit Union, Steuben Trust, United Steel Workers Local 1000, Wegman’s, and WLEA.

Funds raised through the STEPS Walks help to sustain Turning Point programs across Steuben County—programs that provide our neighbors in need with access to food, clothing, shelter, utilities, public transportation, needed medications, affordable medical insurance, and supports for long-term success.

To support the work of Turning Point services in your area today, please go to CatholicCharitiesSteuben.org, click on the “Donate Now” link, and select the Turning Point service area closest to your area of Steuben County from the drop-down menu next to “Designation”.

For more information about or to get involved as a volunteer for the STEPS Walk event, please contact Fundraising Director Paula Smith at 607-968-4107 or paulasmith@dor.org.

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