To the editor,
We would like to express our gratitude to Frank Johnson and Joseph Connolly of the Naugatuck High School Football Alumni Association and the Naugatuck High School football team for coming together to create Thanksgiving meals for families in need. Along with Frank and Joseph, we thank Tammi Laudate of the YMCA, Abbey Uszakiewicz and Melissa Smith, who also joined in to help.
A heartfelt thanks to Kathleen McPadden of Ion Bank for making an additional donation and providing the Ion Bank Community Room for the team to gather and assemble the meal baskets.
A special thanks to Big Y for their help in gathering the items necessary for this project, as well as making an additional donation to support this special event.
We received additional donations from the Uszakiewicz and Balkom families. All donations were delivered to Marty Lee Fenton of the Naugatuck Ecumenical Food Bank on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018.
Thank you for helping create a community of generosity this Thanksgiving.
The writer is the president of the Naugatuck Quarterback Club.