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Stonington Custodians Help Their Community

L-R: Daniel “Duke” Carey, Vicki Anderson and Rolando DeOliveira.


For Immediate Release

Dec. 20, 2016

The members of Local 1303-170 of Council 4 AFSCME, representing Stonington school custodians and maintainers, presented $1,500 in Stop & Shop gift cards to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.

“Many of our townspeople are struggling to make ends meet, especially during the holidays. As a union, we want to help them have a good Christmas,” said Rolanda DeOliveira, a custodian at Stonington High School and president of the 26-member bargaining unit.

DeOliveira and union vice president Daniel “Duke” Carey presented the gift cards to Vicki Anderson, executive director of the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.

“The need for help is especially great this time of year,” Anderson said. “We deeply appreciate the school custodians union for stepping up with this generous contribution.”

The Pawcatuck Neighborhood Centerfeeds 2,000 people a year and is open 5 days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on weekends for the holidays. You can find them on Facebook or call them at (860) 599-3285 to learn more and help.

“The staff and volunteers at the Neighborhood Center do amazing work for our community,” DeOliveira added. “Our union is proud and blessed to be able to help them.”

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