Russell J. Salvatore Community Health Center ‘Hero’

The Community Health Center of Niagara Falls Nov. 4 held an unveiling ceremony to honor Russell J. Salvatore for his generous donation of signage that now stands on its property at 2715 Highland Ave. in Niagara Falls.

Salvatore is the founder of Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More and Salvatore’s Grand Hotel  in Williamsville.

Karla Thomas, director of marketing, opened the program with congratulations from Congressman Brian Higgins and State Sen. Timothy Kennedy, who could not attend. She then introduced Project Manager Stephanie Cowart, who was instrumental in working with Salvatore on the signage donation and served as master of ceremonies.  Mark King, chairman of the board of directors, brought a warm welcome and Bethany Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Raymond Allen performed the invocation.

“I love giving because it makes me feel so good inside. This is my first donation to the Niagara Falls community, and it makes me feel great to give back,” said Salvatore during the event. “You have to give back to the community. You can’t take it with you,” he added.

Community Health Center CEO LaVonne Ansari said the sign was a “beacon of light for this community, to let the people know we are here.”