Lake Shore Savings presents donation to Re-Tree Western New York

SNYDER – At the grand opening celebration, Lake Shore Savings President/CEO Dan Reininga presented Re-Tree WNY with a $5,000 donation to assist in Re-Tree’s efforts to plant new trees throughout Western New York.

“Amherst – which includes Snyder – was one of the hardest hit areas during the surprise October 2006 snowstorm, losing 11,000 trees” Reininga said. “Re-Tree has been doing an amazing job replenishing the area’s tree canopy, and Lake Shore Savings is proud to do our part to help.”

Accepting the check on behalf of Re-Tree was Chairman Paul Maurer. “Our hundreds of dedicated volunteers and I are so grateful to Lake Shore Savings for this very generous donation to help us buy trees and supplies for the 2013 plantings,” Maurer said. “It is the generosity of such wonderful local companies like Lake Shore that allows Re-Tree to help our community renew the Western New York tree canopy for all to enjoy for many years to come!”

To further assist Re-Tree’s efforts, Lake Shore is giving new customers at its Snyder branch the option of receiving a gift certificate toward a new tree for their home or a having a tree donated to Re-Tree in their name when they open a new mortgage, savings account or CD by May 11.

As part of the festivities and to support its Growing to be your bank! theme, Lake Shore representatives planted a bare-root hardy rubber tree (eucommia ulmoides) in front of the new Snyder branch during the grand opening. The tree, which was grown in Springville, was donated by Re-Tree WNY.

About Lake Shore Savings Bank

Lake Shore Savings Bank, a subsidiary of Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc., is a community-oriented financial institution originally chartered as a savings and loan association in New York in 1891. Headquartered in Dunkirk and with consolidated assets in excess of $481 million (as of Dec. 31), Lake Shore Savings is dedicated to serving the financial needs of consumers and businesses within its market area, which includes Chautauqua and Erie counties.

Lake Shore operates 11 full-service branches in Depew; Dunkirk; East Amherst; Fredonia; Hamburg; Jamestown; Kenmore/Tonawanda; Lakewood; Orchard Park; Snyder and Westfield.

About Re-Tree WNY

Re-Tree WNY, a program of Keep Western New York Beautiful, is an all-volunteer organization that was formed as a result of the surprise October 2006 Buffalo snowstorm. Re-Tree has planted almost 25,000 trees in the 18 municipalities that lost street and park trees, with a goal of 30,000 trees. Re-Tree is winner of the 2008 National Arbor Day Foundation project award. For more information, visit