Corning Centre Welcomes New Year with First Major Donation

January 8, 2014

The Corning Centre has rung in the new year with its first major monetary gift. At the end of December, the organization received a cheque for $1,300 from the Armenian Nurses of Ontario, a division of the Armenian Canadian Medical Association. The generous donation was made in commemoration of the centre’s namesake, Sara Corning, a Nova Scotian nurse best known for saving 5,000 Armenian and Greek orphans during the Great Fire of Smyrna in 1922. She served as a relief worker in the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey during 1919-1922 and 1927-1930.

The funds were received with excitement and will be invested into growing the variety of topics covered in the centre’s work and developing new educational resources.