As many have heard, pianist Claudia Hoca, a long time, well-loved and respected member of the BPO family, was seriously injured in a car accident over the summer. As an independent contractor, Claudia does not have health insurance. We are all very grateful to the many people who have sent get-well wishes and financial assistance for her care. Cards and letters are being received by Theodore V. Hoca c/o Claudia Hoca to 160 Buffalo Street, Gowanda, NY 14070.
Hospital and doctors bills are mounting, so donations are very welcome. The BPO is in close contact with her family and while this will be a long-term recovery, Claudia is improving. She has been released from the hospital as an outpatient. She is recovering in a home environment with care. Please note a slight change in donation information below. This was needed to make sure donated money is protected and used for her care.
A benefit for Claudia was held on Sept. 27 at 7:30 pm at the Burchfield Penney, and several members of the BPO performed as part of the event.
All financial gifts should now be made out to Claudia M. Hoca Benefit Fund. They can be deposited at any Community Bank or First Niagara Bank. Or you can send donations to Community Bank, 76 West Main St., Gowanda, NY 14070-1319. Contributions to her care, at any level, are still needed and would be greatly appreciated.