SHOUT IT OUT! Middlesex Chamber Facebook Group #SupportLocalCT

In the words of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, our small business community is truly hurting and feeling the pain from events and public gatherings being canceled. We cannot continue to do business as usual. But, what can we do? SHOUT IT OUT! Join their Facebook Page and let everyone know more about your business, what goods and services you offer and most importantly that you are still OPEN for business just in a more unique fashion. Just looking for options? This is the place to go!

CT United Ways COVID-19 Response Fund & Middlesex United Way's Alice Local Fund

Middlesex United Way joined forces with United Ways across the state to create the Connecticut United Ways COVID-19 Response Fund. The fund will provide financial resources to individuals and families economically affected by the pandemic. They are seeking help from any person, family, or organization that is able do to so. If you would like to contribute, please click here to donate: https://bit.ly/3b8PZcK.

They also launched the 2020 ALICE Fund, a direct assistance fund, to ensure individuals and families in Middlesex County who are affected by the pandemic receive the much-needed support they need. To read more information, please read their overview here: https://bit.ly/3er5PBS.

They are seeking help from any person, family, or organization that is able do to so. If you would like to contribute, please click here to donate: http://middlesexunitedway.org/GIVE.

Russell Library Tips for Staying Home Page

Russell Library has assembled a page filled with resources and tips for staying at home as well as ways to help the community. Check out their page here.

Community Needs

(Sourced from Middlesex United Way)

St. Vincent de Paul Middletown Soup Kitchen, 617 Main St.

617 Main St. Collecting donations from 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM Mon-Sat
Soap, deodorant, shampoo, and body wash. Sliced bread to make sandwiches, lunch meats, canned tuna & cheese. Also, protein and granola bars, individual beverages or juice boxes, bottled water, individual yogurts, cheese sticks, fruit cups and bagged individual serving snacks (like pretzels).

The Amazing Grace Food Pantry, 16 Stack St.

Collecting donations from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Wed & Fri
Pasta, pasta sauce, baked beans, peanut butter, canned tuna, boxed cereal, and mac-‘n-cheese. If you have other non-perishable canned or boxed foods, they are also welcome!

Diaper and Formulas are also needed at this time.

Gilead Community Services, 222 Main St Ext, Middletown

Collecting donations from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wed
Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, regular masks, N95 masks, Thermometers, bleach, face shields to put over masks, and personal protective equipment.

At Home Child Care Providers, 35 Candlewood Lane, Middletown

Collecting donations from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Mon-Fri

Alcohol "clorox" wipes, bleach, diapers, and disinfectant spray

Middlesex YMCA

Sandwiches (they like ham, turkey & cheese, but P&J is also appreciated), fruit, and other healthy snacks are needed. Items do not need to be bagged as some may require refrigeration and it is easier to store them. The YMCA staff will take care of bagging the items. Food can be dropped off at the Middlesex YMCA Welcome Center, 99 Union Street, Middletown between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Middlesex Health

Middlesex Health gratefully accepts support from the community. Its needs change daily. Please click here for a current list of items that are being accepted and other ways that you can help.

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CT will begin its 4-stage re-opening on May 20th. The Commissioner of DDS believes the process must be slow to ensure the health and safety of the community we serve. Day programs are not part of the first phase, and in fact, the Governor recently issued an extension of 30 days to the no visitor policy for our residencies. While we are eager to return to normalcy, there are several concerns currently being addressed in our plan to re-open, including transportation, social distancing, sanitizing, and availability of PPE. We promise to keep you posted and will soon seek your input on our plan to return. Meanwhile, our staff is working hard to provide virtual services, in-home services for people who have immediate needs, and preparing the new building for the return of our programs.

 

To contact staff via email or phone, visit the About Us page.

 

For more information & resources regarding COVID-19, please visit: https://www.marccommunityresources.org/coronavirus

*A MARC Masquerade Wine Tasting originally on 4/25  has been postponed to 7/31*

*The MARC Madness Kickball Tournament has been cancelled*

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