CLARENCE — Russell J. Salvatore makes a fourth major gift to the Brothers of Mercy, tipping the scales well over $700,000 in gifts to the organization. Salvatore's latest gift is a fully equipped wheelchair van, which will serve over 1,000 patients and residents of the Brothers of Mercy Wellness Campus, and assist with the transport of incoming patients from local area hospitals.
The generosity of Salvatore has been a blessing to the Brothers of Mercy Campus for the past four years, and the order is grateful for his continued support. Nancy Gugino, executive director of the Brothers of Mercy Foundation, stated, "For the past few years, the Brother of Mercy has been in desperate need of a wheelchair van for transporting residents. At a recent meeting, I mentioned this to Mr. Salvatore. Not missing a beat, he said: 'You need a wheelchair van, Nancy? I'll take care of it!'"
Salvatore's first gift outfitted the Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with TV's. His second major gift assisted with the building of the brand new Russell J. Salvatore Outpatient Rehab Clinic at the Brothers of Mercy. This clinic currently treats a full case load serving the entire Western New York community for those needing physical, occupational and speech therapies.