HARTFORD, CT -- Governor Dannel P. Malloy today in collaboration with Connecticut United Way 211 and the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) announced the release of Hurricane Resources Guides – in both English and Spanish – for those arriving from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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FARMINGTON, CT -- Farmington Bank has joined forces with 102.9 The Whale and Whole Foods Market to host a two week food drive to benefit those ser
ROCKY HILL, CT -- The United Way of Connecticut’s statewide 2-1-1 call center in Rocky Hill has already had hundreds of calls from Puerto Rican families seeking help for family members expected to be coming here. United Way President and C.E.O. Richard Porth said there are many families looking for help. "About sixty percent, two-thirds of the calls we’re getting are people looking for relocation assistance. We’re hearing that older adults may be among the first to arrive because of health concerns, things of that nature.”
HARTFORD, CT -- As people fleeing Puerto Rico begin to trickle into Connecticut, an informal coalition of city officials, philanthropists, hospitals, public schools and faith groups have been mobilizing, even as they face a big unknown: How many families will need their help? The disaster in Puerto Rico also has brought together a network of potential partners including Travelers, MetroHartford Alliance, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, and Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
NEW HAVEN, CT -- The United Way of Greater New Haven is launching an annual campaign to help children and families in need, at a time when “funding cuts and general instability around the state budget process have sent shockwaves through the nonprofit community in Greater New Haven.”
WATERBURY, CT -- The American Savings Foundation board of directors recently announced nine grants supporting a wide range of Waterbury area programs and services totaling $156,000. This includes a $45,000 grant to the Mattatuck Museum to support the organization’s youth and family programs.