Local Committee

Local Committee
 
From our local fundraising events our Local Committee supported the following:
 
Family Crisis Funding:  Based on referrals from local school counselors, helped 6 different families in crisis with a one-time financial boost.  Financial assistance helped with home heating, tires, gasoline card, grocery card, and rent assistance.
 
Local Food Shelves: Support goes to help food shelves in Westford (Westford Food Shelf @ United Church of Westford), Essex Junction (Heavenly Food Pantry at the 1st Congregational Church), and Jericho (Essex, Jericho, Underhill Ecumenical Ministries Food Shelf).   
 
Service Above Self Dinner:  Recognition of local volunteers including Essex first responders from Police, Town & Village Fire, and Rescue and a community member.
 
EDD Memorial Fund:  Support for Adaptive Sports Programs
 
Odyssey of the Mind Team Essex Middle School
 
World Youth Day:  Donation to support travel to the international gathering.
 
Power of Produce (POP) Program:  5 Corners Farmers Market initiative that teaches young shoppers the value of fresh, locally grown produce.
 
YMCA Camp Abnaki:  Scholarship for a camper from Essex
 
Essex CHIPS:  Funded Healthy Snack program
 
 
Local Committee Chair: William Parmelee
 
 
 
Committee Members 
Allaire, Raymond
Cabanaw, Jeff
Dunklow, Tilyr
Fitzgerald, Sean
Freeze, Nancy
LeBoeuf, Mike
McEwing, Polly
Mendes, Mark
Oliver, Skip
Olsen, Jim
Plageman, Mike
Kaitlyn Raymond
Hannah Richard