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Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank celebrates 30 years

On October 12th, wind, rain, and cloudy skies cleared just in time for a lunchtime event to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank. The event also served as the kickoff to the annual United Way Campaign. Hundreds gathered at the Food Bank in New London to honor Gemma and her dream of never letting anyone go to bed hungry.

Young Leaders to host Glow Golf benefit on August 31

Young Leaders United, an affinity group with United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, is hosting its first benefit event for United Way and its Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center. This exciting and fun “golfing for good” nighttime golf game takes place on Friday, August 31 at the Mohegan Sun Golf Club in Baltic. Registration is at 6 p.m. with golf beginning at dusk.

Volunteer Spotlight: Charlie Witt

Charlie is a dedicated supporter of United Way who believes strongly in the value of serving his community. We caught up with him to ask about his volunteer experiences and what motivates him to give back.

Hi! Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Charlie Witt, and I got involved with United Way over 30 years ago by being a campaign co-chairman at Electric Boat. I run the campaign on second shift.

What kind of volunteering do you do at United Way?

What Does It Mean to Live Your Values?

We’ve all heard the warnings from researchers about how too much social media use is bad for us, and as someone who spends a lot of time on social media both for work and in my personal life, I usually just tune them out. I tend to think there are a lot of benefits to social media, and I definitely wouldn’t label it as unequivocally harmful. But I recently spent a weekend with friends and couldn’t help noticing how much of our time together was recorded and repackaged for consumption by others.


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