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


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.

Town by Town Donation Collection Locations

The following towns and sites have generously offered to serve as collection points for those wishing to donate non-perishable food, bottled water, clean blankets, batteries, flashlights and other emergency supplies to others still struggling in the aftermath of Sandy. Items will be distributed to people residing in that town. You may also drop off any of these items at United Way or the Gemma Moran United Way Labor Food Center.

Local Businesses "Challenge" Community to Match Donations to United Way Relief Efforts

The New London law firm of Faulkner & Graves, P.C. has made a donation of $500.00 to United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The contribution matches an earlier gift of $500.00 from the Waterford Hotel Group that kicked off the effort.

The firm hopes to “challenge” others to contribute as well, in the form of financial contributions or non-perishable food items, bottled water, clean blankets, batteries, flashlights, and other supplies that are needed during this time.

New Americorps VISTA Sworn In at United Way

United Way welcomed Ellen Mail (second from right in photo) as the newest to join the Americorps VISTAs working with the New London County Food Policy Council.

Pictured in the photo are: Maggie Marley, UWSECT staff; Virginia Mason, UWSECT President & CEO; Joe Attwater, VISTA, Genevieve Caron, VISTA; Mary Gates, VISTA; Jennifer Blanco, VISTA; Ellen Mail; and Kelly Horton,Vice President, Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center.


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