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United Way Announces Campaign Total, Chairman's Awards Presented

United Way hosted its Campaign Celebration event to recognize local businesses and organizations that ran outstanding fundraising campaigns and volunteer year-round on behalf of United Way. Those in attendance were also among the first to learn how much had been raised during the organization’s annual fundraising campaign. More than 320 community leaders and volunteers gathered at Foxwoods Resort Casino to celebrate the achievement.

Emergency Food and Shelter Funds Now Available

Federal funds will soon be available in New London Census County to supplement emergency food and shelter programs through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP). The amount available is determined by a National Board chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's FEMA Agency and includes representatives from national nonprofit organizations.

United Way Announces Funding Opportunity for Programs Helping Youth

United Way is requesting proposals to partner in delivering programs that drive positive change for adolescents in New London County. As part of United Way’s partnership with selected programs, funding will be provided for up to two years to pursue and accomplish the goals identified by United Way. The range of award is $5,000-$20,000 annually. Proposals are due by Friday, April 1, 2016 by 4:00 p.m.

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Volunteer Readers Needed for Next United Way Reading Day

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is partnering with local schools across New London County in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The event on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 is Read Across America, an initiative of the National Education Association (NEA) to gather students, parents, and community members together to share their love and joy of reading. The annual reading day coincides with the birthday of the beloved children’s author.

2-1-1 Taking Calls Since 1976

It's 3 pm in 1976 and a 15-year-old girl is thinking about running away from home. It's midnight in 2015 and a depressed older man is contemplating suicide. Who did they both call? 2-1-1.

2-1-1 is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. It is the celebration of a great concept - a unique help-by-telephone service made available for free to Connecticut residents, year-round, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Home heating assistance is available for those in need

Project Warm-up is a heating assistance program of United Way of Southeastern Connecticut which collaborates with local service providers to meet the home heating needs of families in southeastern Connecticut that are experiencing a short-term crisis. Last winter, Project Warm-Up provided more than 280 households with home heating assistance so that they would not go cold.

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