Coast Guard and Federal Employee families

We have Coast Guard and Federal Employee families living in our community. Because of the Federal Shutdown they are required as essential staff to go to work, unpaid. They can not collect unemployment.During this time they still need to provide for their family. This Office of Social Service will be accepting donations of gift cards to grocery stores, gas stations, drug stores, general merchandise such as Walmart/Target, restaurants. You can help as an individual as a group or as a business owner. You can pool funds with your neighbors, office staff, extended family for a donation. As a business, you can donate a gift card to your business. This has always been a very generous and thoughtful community. There is no donation that is too small. As always, your generosity and thoughtfulness is appreciated. If you are able to donate a gift card please drop off at the STW Community Center, Office of Social Service,with Luisa Breen, 1332 Middletown Avenue, Northford, Ct or at North Branford Town Hall, 909 Foxon Road, North Branford with Jessica DellaCamera, Administrative Assistant to Social Service until 3 pm daily.
Many thanks.