Friday, December 2, 2011

Derby seeks donations for servicemen's fund

DERBY - Mayor Tony Staffieri, in conjunction with the Catholic War Veterans St. Michael’s Post 1562,  is again reaching out to the Derby community to seek monetary contributions for local men and women serving in the military at home or overseas.
    The contributions serve as a Christmas gift from the community. 
    “I realize these are tough financial times for all of us and to ask for donations is difficult.” he said. “Though difficult, I believe sending our brave young men and women, who are protecting of freedoms and our way of life, a small, unexpected check offering our appreciation during this holiday season is worth the sacrifice.”
    Last year, Derby citizens contributed $1,150 to the fund and six service people were sent gifts of appreciation.
    Donations may be sent to Mayor Anthony Staffieri, Servicemen and Women’s Fund, Derby City Hall, 1 Elizabeth St., Derby,  06418, attn: Barbara Charlonis
    Checks should be made out to Derby Servicemen and Women’s Fund.
    Names of Derby servicemen and servicewomen serving either at home or overseas may be sent to the above address.
    For information call 203-736-1450.

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