Sharing Good News in Tough Times
We are inviting members to share their stories of finding ways of responding during the COVID-19 crisis.
Please send us your stories at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share good news in this tough time.
Here are some of the stories we have seen or that have been shared:
The Community Foundation of Eastern CT announced three actions to address the impact of COVID-19 including immediate relief through $403,500 in grants, a new Neighbors for Neighbors Fund, and grants to local hospitals. Read the news release.
Dime Bank provided grants to six organizations providing food to those in need: New London Area Food Coalition, Norwich Acts of Kindness, Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, St. Vincent de Paul Place, TVCCA, and United Way of SECT. Read the news release.
Filomena’s offered free ham dinners to area healthcare workers with the help of East Lyme and Waterford police, firefighters, and volunteers. “Ham dinners donated to region’s health care professionals” The Day. Article by Sten Spinella.
The Gilman Brothers shifted their business making structural displays from foam board to making partitions and bed frames to help set up mobile field hospitals. “Bozrah company shifts to making hospital beds, partitions” The Day. Article by Julia Bergman.
Hillery Company turned their metal fabrication shop’s skills to making aluminum nose strips for homemade masks. “Groton metal shop ‘moving a mountain’ to provide nose strips for homemade mask” The Day. Article by Karen Florin.
Mystic Noank Library loaned their two 3D printers to local doctor, Chris Wiles, to create desperately-needed PPE. “Mystic and Noank Library loans 3D printer for face masks” The Bulletin.