A local organization dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of those who lack the means to succeed got a little help themselves.

The Binghamton chapter of the Foundation for Community Betterment received a grant of $25,000 from the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program. The organization was one of 40 groups chosen by the State Farm Youth Advisory board after a Facebook vote. With the grant money, the organization, which organizes the annual Zooneyfest, hopes to get individuals in need back on their feet.

"One of our phrases, if you will, or mottos, is one act of kindness can create a ripple effect and it kinds of shows the power of that ripple. And it's a really great organization to be a part of" said Jared Bowling.

One cause the organization plans to address is the continued support of ALS patient care. The use of the grant money will reduce the financial burden that many of these patients face. If you know someone who needs that help you can contact the foundation on Facebook or apply online through their website at communitybetterment.org