Organization seeks to help foster kids, keep memory of counselor alive

Posted at 7:07 PM, Oct 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-10 19:51:18-04

The murder of 24-year-old Renee Greco rocked the tight knit community of Lockport and now those close to the woman are working to keep her name alive.

It was six years ago when Lockport Police say the 24-year-old counselor was working a shift alone, at a group home on East Avenue in Lockport, when two of the residents – 18-year-old Anthony Allen and 17-year-old Robert Thousand attacked her.

“One of the last times we had together, she looked at me and was like, ‘Promise me you’ll always stay my friend,” close friend Jocelyn Provorse told 7 Eyewitness News.

And Provorse has stayed true to that promise.

Focused on carrying on Greco’s dedication for the foster kids she cared for, she started the ‘Renee C. Greco Heart to Heart Foundation.’

“Buffalo is such a generous community and we really want to help enrich the lives of the foster children that really, really need it,” Provorse said.

The organization works to gather everyday items many of us take for granted – like personal care items, duffel bags and clothes and puts them together as care kits for foster children who often arrive at a new home with nothing.

For more information on the organization working to keep Renee’s name alive you can click here.