Wellmore’s First Responders to Newtown Tragedy

Lieutenant Governor Wyman Personally Thanks Wellmore’s First Responders to Newtown Tragedy

March 7, 2013

(Waterbury, CT) – Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, joined by Senator Joe Markley and Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary, recently visited Wellmore to recognize 24 staff members for going above and beyond the call of duty when they were called to the tragedy in Newtown on Dec. 14, 2012.

“I am very honored and humbled to be with all of you to say thank you – thank you for choosing a career path that helps people in their greatest time of need,” Lt. Governor Wyman said during the February 19 visit. “I am not sure if any level of education ever prepares you for something quite like this, but you did your jobs with such compassion and strength.”

In light of the unprecedented response to the Newtown tragedy, the efforts of our agency may appear small and insignificant. But it is clear that to the children, families and educators that have been the recipients of Wellmore services – and to those staff affected by the provision of help and support – the impact has been profound.

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For more information about Wellmore, please contact:

Jackie Post
VP of Community Relations
Office – 203-574-9000 ext. 109
Cell – 203-675-9458
jpost@wellmore.org
Website: www.wellmore.org