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As founder of The JC Seneca Foundation and owner of Native Pride Travel Plaza,  J C Seneca has given his time, talents and financial resources in supporting the people of the Seneca Nation. Recently he expanded that support by sharing his personal story of addiction and recovery in The Buffalo News Refresh Magazine. In the Page Two article, J C told of his 2014 decision to deal with his struggles with alcohol and marijuana by
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On March 17th, the Western New York Region began shutting down all but the most essential of services as the COVID-19 Pandemic infiltrated our communities. Native Pride owner, J C Seneca, knew that the shutdown would particularly impact Seneca Nation Elders who come to his diner everyday for their main meal. According to the Irving businessman, that knowledge led him to set up a special meal program. “I knew that the closing of our Native
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Native Pride Travel Plaza owner, JC Seneca is again expanding the Company’s giveaway of Azalia’s Juicery immune-boosting juices to health care providers, first responders and professional truck drivers. This is the second extension of the giveaway that began on March 30th and is now slated to end on May 31st. Additionally, Seneca, has announced that the $2/hour pay increase for his employees, initiated on March 16th,, will be extended through the end of May. The
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Statistics show that rural adults struggling with mental health issues are significantly less likely to receive treatment than those in urban communities. Additionally, the geographic isolation of rural areas along with a lack of transportation and reliable treatment facilities can further magnify and prolong substance abuse and mental health disorders. During this Covid-19 pandemic, the JC Seneca Foundation, Native Pride, and Harmonia Collaborative Care have joined forces to provide access to virtual mental health therapy
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In acknowledgement of the sacrifices being made by health care providers and first responders, Native Pride has expanded their truck driver giveaway of immune-boosting juices to include Seneca Fire, Seneca Nation Marshals, The Health Centers, and Community Health and Wellness Centers on both the Cattaraugus and Allegany Territories. Additionally, Native Pride has donated 120 N-95 masks and more than 1,500 pairs of protective gloves to those same locations. According to Native Pride Owner, J Seneca,
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