United Way of Southeastern Connecticut has been assessing available resources and items that are currently most in need that will help our community through this difficult time.
As a result, United Way is seeking donations of shelf-stable, non-perishable food items, flashlights, batteries, bottled water, and clean blankets. There are five local drop-off locations for these contributions:
- The Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center, 374 Broad Street, New London from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m on Friday, Nov. 2 and 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday;
- The Hampton Inn, 300 Long Hill Road, Groton, any time through the weekend;
- The Residence Inn, 40 Whitehall Avenue, Mystic, any time through the weekend;
- The Comfort Inn, 48 Whitehall Avenue, Mystic; any time through the weekend and
- United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, 283 Stoddards Wharf Road (at the corner of Route 12), Gales Ferry from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 and 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Scott Barlow, General Manager of Residence Inn Mystic and Comfort Inn Mystic, has kicked off this effort with a $500.00 gift from the Waterford Hotel Group charitable foundation. Mr. Barlow told United Way, "We are extremely concerned about our entire region. We have associates without power. We know what we are all going through together. Our hotels are happy to serve as a drop off for United Way because we have to unite in order to get through the next several days as temperatures drop."
If you would like to make a financial contribution, please click here to contribute securely online.
If you are without power or know someone else in need, United Way 2-1-1 has continually updated information on shelters & other emergency resources. Just dial 211 or go to www.211ct.org. United Way 2-1-1 is staffed and available 24/7, 365 days a year.