On Thursday, February 28, 2013, Gabriele Maddalena, President of the Rotary Club of Amherst East, delivered a check to Vive La Casa for $2,000 to Shelly Schratz, who accepted the check for Vive.


Shelly is a member of the Rotary Club of Amherst South and supports Vive La Casa - http://www.viveinc.org/.

Vive, Inc. is the largest refugee shelter in the United States. At Vive you will meet some of the “bravest people in the world” as they come seeking freedom and safety!

Vive is located in Buffalo, NY, on the border of Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada. It is this location that has assisted thousands over the last few decades to freedom. Vive’s staff is always looking to make the refugees’ journey one that brings them peace and justice.