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    Name: Mike Pasquale   How long have you worked here?   I’ve worked here for five years on April 23rd.    What do you do?   I have a lot of responsibilities. Some days I am assisting in the warehouse and other days, like last week, we are assembling a giant tent for guests to stand under when they wait for food at the pantry. We had some real rainy days recently, so we put up the tent for that. I am also a driver. I pick up goods from...
  We appreciate how our community is rallying to support so many people who unexpectedly need help meeting their basic needs. We want to do our part to pay it forward by thanking our first responders and medical teams who are working around the clock to provide care in our hospitals and communities. On Tuesday, April 14, United Way of Tri-County, in collaboration with Downtown Framingham Inc., sponsored “Meal for Medics. "Downtown Framingham...
    There’s a lot of advice out there on how to keep your life as normal as possible during these unprecedented times we are living in. Here are tips on how to help reduce stress, support the community, keep kids busy, and get work done:    Practice these daily to destress • Keep a regular schedule • Maintain a healthy diet, exercise regularly and get plenty of sleep • Connect with friends and loved ones (virtually through video chats, by...
  The United Way of Tri-County hosts the Mass211 program which is supported by the United Way system in Massachusetts. Mass211 is Massachusetts’ free, statewide health and human service information program available 24/7 by dialing 211 from any phone in the state or at www.mass211.org.    Mass211 also responds in real time during crisis situations. Through its partnership with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, Mass211 has been...
  Name of Organization: Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center   Name: Ivelisse Delgado    Town where your organization is located: WORCESTER    Which WHEAT program(s) do you partner with? WHEAT    What type of program/service do you provide to the community at WHEAT? Health Insurance Assistance    How long have you been working with WHEAT? Five Years    How often do you partner with WHEAT? We come to WHEAT Weekly*   Why did you decide to...
The devastation that has been caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is unimaginable. The COVID-19 Community Response Fund was established to provide donors a place to invest their dollars locally where the need is highest during this unprecedented public health emergency. This fund will support local vulnerable individuals and families already struggling to afford food who are now faced with the additional challenges of school closings, job...
  Are you having a difficult time getting fresh fruits and veggies right now? Come to the mobile market to purchase local produce using your SNAP and HIP dollars. HIP doubles your SNAP purchase for local produce. If you have SNAP you have HIP. We also have shelf stable meal packs for those that would like them!    There are two locations!   WHERE: Lakeside and Fitch Rd Apartments, Clinton, MA   WHEN: Tuesdays beginning March 31st, 1:30-2:30 pm...
Our food pantry will remain open during this public health emergency. We ask that only three guests are inside at a time. Our hours will remain the same: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10am-1pm and Monday and Thursday evenings from 4:30-6pm. With the outpouring of volunteer help we plan to move as efficiently as possible to serve everyone in need. We have plenty of fresh produce and many volunteers packing and making meals ready to take...
  Name: Erin Stelmach   Town of Residence: Holden   How long have you been working at the UWTC? This is my first month at United Way!   What is your role at the UWTC?   I am the Resource Development Manager. My goal is to garner support so that we may continue our mission of being a community building organization that brings people together to care for one another and offer critical programs to those who need them. I connect with potential...
  Agency: Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest (BGCMW)   Name: Chris Duane   Location: Marlborough, Hudson, Framingham    What is your role in your agency? President & CEO   Tell us about your agency. What programs do you offer to help people in our community and why is this important?   BGCMW serves the communities surrounding Marlborough, Framingham, and Hudson. We provide youth development, education, prevention, social, athletic, and...

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