Last week a local community center was forced to close its doors. This left parents and seniors without programs and child care while employees went unpaid. Now a donor has stepped up to temporarily help. Last week the Cohoes Community Center closed suddenly. It was discovered that the non-profit was over a quarter of a million dollars in debt. Not only did the after school programs shut down, but the senior programs, child care and seventy two employees are without jobs. There was little hope that they would be paid.

According to News Channel 13, the employees of the Cohoes Community Center will be paid for their last week of work. SEFCU has come forward to make a donation that will cover their pay. They have also made a donation to cover utility costs. The Board of Directors at the Cohoes Community Center will make sure the paychecks are delivered to those employees.

There is still no word if the forty seven year old community center can be helped to re-open, but the city of Cohoes is trying to find a way.