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We love our volunteers!

This week is National Volunteer Week, and a time when we extend an extra "thanks" for all volunteers do to make United Way work.

Volunteers make an impact here at United Way in many capacities - from serving on our Board of Directors, Allocations teams or other committees to participating in Day of Caring projects at nonprofits and the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center to volunteering within their company to help run a United Way workforce campaign.

Keeping Kids Warm

Recently, two members of the Knights of Columbus of East Lyme spent the day at the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Winter Coat DistributionCenter. Knights Mark Ennis and Rob Ligouri were on hand (along with United Way staffer Lamar Spurill) to distribute about 80 brand new winter coats to area children in need. Clients from 13 agencies in all benefited from their generosity.

Many thanks to the Knights of Columbus of East Lyme!

Grants Available for Hurricane Sandy Recovery

We are very excited to be partnering with the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut on a collaborative funding effort to help individuals, families and organizations stuggling to recover and rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, a superstorm that struck our region last October.

The partnership, Our Communities United...Hurricane Sandy & Her Aftermath, was launched last Friday in an event at United Way.

United Way of Western Connecticut Responds to the Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School

SUPPORT FUND ESTABLISHED FOR COMMUNITY AND FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS

United Way extends our most sincere condolences and prayers to all those families affected by the devastating events in Newtown/Sandy Hook, Connecticut. While the eyes of the world may be on Newtown/Sandy Hook, to the staff, volunteers and contributors to United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC), Newtown is home. We will stand with this community and everyone affected directly and indirectly by this senseless event as we face the days and weeks ahead.

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