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  Name Rev Dr. J Anthony Lloyd   Town of Residence Marlboro   Why did you decide to become a member of the UWOTC Board of Directors, and what are your duties? This is my third term as a board member and I serve because I believe in the service and mission of the United Way of Tri County. It's a great way to give back to the community.   What is your favorite part of being on the board? I like connecting up the service we provide with the needs...
      As the Jack's Abby 5k race approaches, we highlight our title sponsor.   Company Jack's Abby Craft Lagers & Springdale Beer   Location Framingham, MA   Name Eric Hendler   What is your role in the company? My two brothers and I co-own Jack’s Abby and Springdale Beer. My focus in the office is on the financial and administrative areas.   Tell us about your company and what you do. Jack’s Abby Brewing is a craft brewer that specializes...
  After surgery took some of my sight in 2014, I had to learn to adapt to continue exercising in the way I was used to. In recent years I’ve been lucky to have three great “go to” guides who have been kind enough to assist me with workouts as well as walking and swimming events in recent years.   Dan Spruill has quite an athletic background. He has run four half marathons, many road races and triathlon relays. Dan is a martial artist and a...
I’m Sandy Baldi, Special Events Manager at the United Way of Tri-County. I wanted to update you on our 4th Annual United Way 5K fundraiser on Saturday, October 12. We’re thrilled that Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers is our title sponsor again this year and hosting the race at their brewery (100 Clinton Street, Framingham).   Together, families, businesses, co-workers and friends will gather at 10:00am and run a 3.1 mile loop that starts and ends at...
  By Bob Crook   Ramasastry Satyaprasad, or Ram, as he is better known to his many friends, began running in 1987 on the advice of his doctor to get more exercise. With a demanding work schedule, he found that running was the most convenient way to add exercise to his life.    That was 32 years ago. Now at age 81 Ram has run 32 marathons, countless shorter runs, many distance relay events and is the co-founder of the popular Shamrock Running...
UWTC has a variety of services we offer in the fight against hunger. We own and operate the following programs: Pearl Street Cupboard & Café at Park (Framingham), WHEAT Community Cupboard & Café (Clinton), and Marlborough Community Cupboard. Making sure things run smoothly and people’s needs are met every day takes a lot of teamwork. Meet one of our team players, Joe Mina!   Name: Joe Mina   Town of Residence: Charlton, MA   How long...
Name: Carlos   Town of Residence: Marlborough, MA   Tell us about your family.  There are nine in my family. I live with my son and daughter-in-law. They have six children ages 12, 9, 7, 4, 3, and 1.    Which United Way programs do you benefit from? Marlborough Community Cupboard for groceries and clothing Feed a Family for special Thanksgiving and holiday meals Tools for School backpacks for my grandchildren Hope for the Holidays gifts for my...
Name: Clinton Savings Bank   Which UWTC program(s) have you volunteered for? Our staff volunteers at the WHEAT Community Cupboard and Café   How Long Have You Been Volunteering here? We have been volunteering at WHEAT for over a decade   Do you volunteer regularly or occasionally? We volunteer on a regular basis and every quarter   Why did you decide to volunteer?  We decided to volunteer because we like to take part in our community. Clinton...
  By Eileen Davis, Call2Talk Director   Today marks World Suicide Prevention Day, a time to remember those affected by suicide and raise awareness of this important issue and the impact it has on lives across our communities. It is also a day to promote programs for treatment and/or emotional support for anyone who is struggling.    Thoughts of suicide, like many mental health conditions, can affect anyone, no matter their age, gender,...
  By Paul Mina, UWTC President & CEO   No matter where you live, hunger effects every community. It’s sometimes hidden and not often talked about, but it’s there. Even in the most affluent communities there’s a food pantry. In September we observe Hunger Action Month, a month when people all over the United States stand together and take action to fight hunger.    Right here in Massachusetts, 1 in 11 people struggles with hunger. Their...

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