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Monday, February 25, 2008

Milford United Way continues to help city residents

Agency just $150,000 from its annual campaign goal
By Abraham Ruiz
Special to the Register
United Way of Milford’s 2007-08 campaign is showing encouraging results as it heads into its final weeks, but there remains a gap before the fundraising goal is reached, according to Kathy Hart-Jones, marketing director for the agency.
Barry Kasdan, campaign chairman and president and CEO of Bridges A Community Support System Inc., said United Way is at 90 percent of its goal of $1.1 million.
“We need $150,000 to make it. That is roughly the equivalent of $2.88 per Milford resident. That is a pretty good premium for a comprehensive healthcare policy for our community. This is a caring community and I am confident that people will step to the plate,” said Kasdan.
State cutbacks and other economic issues affect the campaign and the result is fewer services for those in need, Hart-Jones said.
“The goal of our organization is to create a lasting change by preventing problems from happening in the first place, therefore, we are asking Milford residents to reach deep inside their hearts and contribute a couple of dollars in a cause that can help members of their community,” said Hart-Jones.
Members of United Way understand some residents are having a hard time due to gasoline prices, the cost of rents or a mortgage, but they emphasize that a small contribution can help.
United Way helps Milford residents find support and services, including child care, adult day care for seniors, mentoring programs for youths, response to people in crisis and helping individuals and families out of poverty.
Gary Johnson, president and CEO of United Way of Milford, said the campaign it is an opportunity for the community to give their support as the gifts have the power to help city residents.
“About one out of every three residents in the Milford community uses a service associated with one of our partner agencies,” said Johnson.
To donate to the campaign, call United Way of Milford at (203) 874-6791, or mail contribution to United Way of Milford, P.O. Box 221, Milford 06460.
Abraham Ruiz is a New Haven Register intern.


Blogger Abraham Ruiz said...

Hey, this is my work. I was so happy to cover this topic. It is always nice to recognize people for the selfless acts.

August 6, 2010 at 11:55 AM 

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