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Allegany County Democrats Thank Health Care Heroes


Volunteers deliver to Cuba Memorial Hospital and other county healthcare facilities

BELMONT, NY — On December 13 and 14, over 1,700 homemade cookies were delivered to the estimated 850 employees at Allegany County’s health care facilities: Wellsville Manor, Manor Hills, Highland Park Rehabilitation and Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, the Cuba Memorial Hospital in Cuba, and the Houghton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Houghton. 

This is the second year that volunteers for the Allegany County Democratic Committee have organized this project. Those involved do it to show support for our local health care workers, let them know they are appreciated, and thank them for their dedication and commitment during this prolonged COVID 19 pandemic.

More than 50 volunteers from all corners of the county baked and donated cookies. The cookies were packed in individual bags by volunteers (masked and gloved!) at several locations around the County. Each bag had a tag that read:  “To the unknown hero receiving this message:  Thank you for all you do. We are very grateful! Allegany County Democratic Committee 2021”

Volunteers packaging cookies

Martha Sabato, Committee Vice Chair and a key organizer for this project, spoke for all: “No matter how we phrase it, words can never express our appreciation for the health care heroes in our midst. We recognize their commitment and compassion over yet another year dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.  We owe them a debt of gratitude for caring for our loved ones, our dearest friends, and our neighbors.”

The Allegany County Democratic Committee is the official governing body for the County Party, working toward broader representation by Democrats at the local, state, and national levels.  Learn more at or on Facebook, email, or phone (585) 610-4321.

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