The Bristol Press
May 30, 2016
To the Editor:
The United Way of West Central Connecticut, serving the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville and Plymouth, celebrated its 25th annual Day of Caring on May 20.
This annual community-wide volunteer event is a chance for individuals to give, advocate and volunteer. It’s a day to join hands, open your heart and find your voice. It’s an opportunity to show the community how to Live United.
We had a perfect day to celebrate our 25th Day of Caring! On this special day, almost 600 volunteers completed 55 projects at 33 sites at 25 non-profit organizations in our four communities. It was inspiring to witness the generosity and enthusiasm of so many volunteers.
Volunteers who participated in Day of Caring 25 included employees of Barnes Group, Inc., Bauer, Inc., Bristol Hospital, Cigna HealthCare, City of Bristol, City TrueValue Hardware, Farmington Bank, First Bristol Federal Credit Union, GE Energy Management Industrial Solutions, GEMS Sensors & Controls, IDEX Health & Science, Kohl’s, Lauretano Sign Group, People’s United Bank, Regional School District #10, Thomaston Savings Bank, Town of Burlington and Webster Bank. Members of the Plainville Rotary Club, Plymouth Rotary Club and the Young Professionals for United Way also helped out.
The following individuals also participated during the event: Alyce, Donald and James Barlowski, Sue and Kaitlyn Bernier, Barbara Fabrizio, Ned Mann, Janette Moulier and Bill Stortz.
Youth participated through the Bristol Sports Hall of Fame and the United Way Youth Board with students from Bristol Central HS, Bristol Eastern HS, Lewis Mills HS, Plainville HS, St. Paul Catholic HS, and Terryville HS. These students were also joined by advisors from each of these schools. Bristol Preparatory Academy also participated. Thank you to all of our hard-working and dedicated volunteers!
Many thanks again to the planning committee and all of our volunteers and sponsors who made this day a great success for all involved!
President and CPO
United Way of West Central Connecticut
See the Letter to the Editor here: http://www.centralctcommunications.com/bristolpress/article_ea0b52c2-26cd-11e6-8ebd-934b249b41d7.html