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Americares Has Medical Team on the Ground in the Bahamas in Wake of Hurricane Dorian

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Americares has deployed an emergency medical team to the Bahamas to meet the immediate health needs of families left homeless by Hurricane Dorian. Starting Wednesday, the team has been providing essential primary care services and lifesaving medicines, in a Nassau, Bahamas evacuation shelter housing more than 400 children and adults. The evacuees include families from the most devastated areas, including the Abaco and Grand Bahama islands. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Americares Sends Emergency Response Team to the Bahamas

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An Americares emergency response team is arriving in the Bahamas today to assist the Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. The storm slammed into Grand Bahama Island on Sunday afternoon as a Category 5 hurricane, flattening entire communities, destroying roads and leaving portions of the island nation under water. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Americares Girds Up for Hurricane Dorian, with Medicine and Supplies for Florida

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Americares is deploying an emergency response team to Florida and readying shipments of relief supplies as Hurricane Dorian intensifies. The storm is expected to make landfall on Florida’s east coast early next week as a major hurricane, bringing torrential rains and wind speeds up to 130 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Consider This Way of Helping and Connecting With Your Community: Join P2P’s ‘Van Men’ Crew

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Person-to-Person is currently in need of a few more folks to join the Van Men crew, especially on Thursday and Friday mornings. The majority of our drivers are retired and find that it’s a great way to maintain some routine and find camaraderie among their peers. One of the greatest rewards of volunteering is the sense of community and a feeling of working towards the common good. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Tickets on Sale for Darien Land Trust’s Farm to Table Benefit on Aug 24

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Begin with cocktails on the grass amid native flowers, progress to an elegant dinner at long tables with twinkling lights and finish with dancing to a live band under the stars. This is how the Darien Land Trust will celebrate its fifth annual Farm to Table Event at Waterbury Field on Saturday, Aug. 24. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Benefit for Two Area Nonprofits to Show Off New Nordstrom Store in Norwalk on Oct 10

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A benefit for the Stamford-based Domestic Violence Crisis Center and Fairfield County’s Community Foundation will be held at the Nordstrom’s department store at the new Sono Collection mall in Norwalk on Thursday, Oct. 10. Tickets, for $100, are on sale now, and 100% of the price goes to the two nonprofits. “Attire: Fashionably chic. Complimentary valet will be provided,” Nordstrom said in an announcement. Continue Reading →

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‘Farm to Gallery’ Fundraiser at Rowayton Arts Center Celebrates All Things Culinary and the ‘At the Table’ Exhibit

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The Rowayton Arts Center is hosting a “Farm to Gallery” fundraising event on Wednesday, July 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
The evening celebrates all things culinary with the current show “At the Table” on display and the recent “Food for Thought” creative writing contest. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Americares Readies for Tropical Storm Barry, Expected Late Friday or Early Saturday in Louisiana

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With Tropical Storm Barry building strength as it heads toward the Gulf Coast—and up to 20 inches of rain forecast for parts of Louisiana and Mississippi—Americares emergency response experts are readying for what could be the first U.S. hurricane of the season. (more…) Continue Reading →

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