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Mohegan Sun and its employees receive United Way's highest award

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut hosted its Campaign Celebration event on May 5th to recognize local businesses and organizations that ran outstanding fundraising campaigns and volunteer year-round on behalf of United Way. More than 350 community leaders and volunteers gathered at Mohegan Sun to celebrate around the theme "Anyone can be a hero."

Norwich Awarded Working Cities Challenge Grant

Increasing the number of financially stable households in the City of Norwich is the purpose of new funding awarded by the Boston Federal Reserve. Called the Working Cities Challenge Grant, a core team, led by United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, has set a goal to increase the number of low-income and diverse households in Norwich who become financially stable by 20% over the next ten years.

Saturday, February 11th is 211 Day

United Way of Connecticut 2-1-1 has been connecting people to vital services in their communities for more than 40 years

National 2-1-1 Day, celebrated on February 11th (2/11) each year, recognizes the more than 200, 2-1-1's located throughout the country. 2-1-1 is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects more than 93 percent of our nation to essential health and human services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year either online or over the phone.

Phase 34 Emergency Food and Shelter Funding Available

On April 1, 2017, $139,638 will be available in Emergency Food & Shelter Program funds (EFSP) to organizations in New London Census County to supplement already existing emergency food and shelter programs.  The funds are made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Funding amounts are determined nationally by a board chaired by FEMA.  In 2016, EFSP funding in New London County provided 26,827 meals, 2,740 shelter bed nights, 134 households with rental assistance, and 48 households with utility assistance.

In 2017, resolve to help us end hunger and food insecurity

Too many families in Southeastern Connecticut go without a warm, bountiful meal on holidays. But it’s also true that they struggle every single day of the year to put food on the table for their family. In fact, according the United Way ALICE Report, about one-third of all households in New London County are struggling every day to make ends meet, even when working a full-time job.

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