The New Haven Register recently reported that the Branford Rotary Club is hosting a 5K run and walk this Thanksgiving at the Walsh Intermediate School to help raise dollars for the construction of the Soundview YMCA teen center.
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This year's campaign rally at Town Fair Tire's Corporate Headquarters featured Randy Whitcomb talking about how their giving has helped our communities through some tough times. Amy Townsley, Community Impact Coordinator, led the group through an introduction to Born Learning, United Way's national initiative to help parents feel comfortable as thier child's first teacher. Education begins when a child is born. The brain undergoes its most dramatic growth in the earliest years of life as children begin to develop their capacity to think, learn, speak, and reason.
The recession has caused a dramatic increase in unemployment. In Connecticut businesses are closing and jobs are being lost at an alarming rate. Connecticut’s
unemployment rate peaked at 8.8% in October 2009. Since March 2008, Connecticut has lost approximately 4,495 jobs per month. Based on data collected by DataCore Partners Inc., that’s a loss of 85,400 jobs, or 5 percent of Connecticut’s employment base.
To learn more about unemployment in Connecticut according to the Hartford Courant click here.
A recent editorial in the New Haven Register talks about how United Way’s annual work place campaign aims to meet the region’s long-term social needs by focusing on Education, Income & Health.
The Hartford Courant reported on November 20th that the state has seen the largest quarterly increase in foreclosures and seriously delinquent home loans in over 30 years.
"As of Sept. 30, Connecticut had 37,022 residential mortgages in foreclosure or 90 days or more past due — one in every 14 mortgages." - Hartford Courant