Friday, November 22, 2013

Derby dentist, family continue journey of helping less fortunate

Need is greater than ever

DERBY - On Thursday I visited the Soffermans as they were doing what must be second nature to them now - flagging down drivers and asking for help to feed the Valley's needy. 

This is the 27th year they have collected food and money before Thanksgiving.

Dr. Bruce Sofferman, his wife, Deborah, and daughter Sophia peer into a vehicle seeking a donation to their annual Thanksgiving food drive.  

This was the first time they stationed themselves on heavily-traveled New Haven Avenue at the intersection of Chapel Street. Sofferman said it was a great location. 

 Ansonia resident Ray Tillotson helped the cause by being a turkey for a day.

Sofferman greets Mayor Tony Staffieri, who stopped by to donate a turkey. 

The foursome poses for a group shot. The photo shows just some of the items that were piled up on the grass.

All food and monetary donations are going to the Spooner House in Shelton. Local families will have a happier holiday because of this drive. 

The Soffermans deserve plaudits for their years of dedication.

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