“Gabe, thank you for volunteering to help out your peers when so many of us were struggling in the adjustment to the norms of social distancing,” said Rep. Haddad. “As the state begins to reopen, it’s important to reflect on those in our community who took on more to help us through the crisis. Gabe’s efforts are deserving of this recognition.”
This week's honoree is Anne Rash of Mansfield, a member of Altrusa International of Northwestern Connecticut (AINC). Anne applied for grants to fund the purchasing of books for low income children in the Windham area, ultimately raising over $8,000.
This week's honorees are Carole Norrish and the crew from Altrusa International Inc.; the seamstresses of Friends of Ecole Agape; Bette Stern; and Dr. Martha Steinberg and her daughter Liz, all of whom have ties to Mansfield and have dedicated their spare time to making PPE.
Representative Haddad Recognizes Sarah Kaufold and the Singers of Songs of Comfort as Community HeroesMay 14, 2020
This week's honoree is Sarah Kaufold, the cofounder of Songs for Comfort, which produces free choral arrangements and performances of music to brighten the day of those in hospitals recovering from Coronavirus. The group has a website and YouTube channel.
Together, this group stepped up to the challenge of making enough masks for the 100 residents of Juniper Hill Village, a senior housing complex in Mansfield.
Rep. Haddad Recognizes the Food Service Staff of Mansfield Public Schools as Community Heroes on School Lunch Hero DayMay 1, 2020
"Our food service workers have continued to serve the Mansfield community through the COVID-19 pandemic, providing crucial support to families who face financial strains under social distancing," Rep. Haddad said. "School lunch staff are on the front lines of the crisis and their commitment has been invaluable in helping to keep our community going. While school children are learning at home, they’ve been busy making meals and distributing them to families to ensure that no kid goes hungry."
Dr. Moynihan’s dedication and sense-of-humor is on full display in the photo Jeannette sent along with her nomination; “Neil - and his car - are ready to battle the novel virus for another day.”