The Community Care Network of Nichols says the owner of Tioga Downs Casino is their rescuer.

Officials say the organization that helps seniors remain in their homes by offering several services at no expense was facing a critical financial situation.

CCNN was left $15,000 short of money needed to continue operations due to a shortfall in state funding.

Jeff Gural, who owns Tioga Downs in Nichols stepped forward and covered the entire $15,000 deficit.

In addition to extending words of thanks to Gural, the organization said it also wanted to thank New York State Senator Fred Akshar for securing $38,000 in state funding for the network.