Cramer & Anderson’s Litchfield office has donated gift cards for meals from local restaurants to Litchfield Volunteer Ambulance (LVA) and the Town of Litchfield’s Social Services Department.
In an effort led by Partner Neal White, the volunteer ambulance corps and Social Services Department each received $250 worth of gift cards for meals from two popular restaurants, The Village Restaurant in Litchfield and AJ’s Steak and Pizza in Goshen.
“Cramer & Anderson’s office is in the center of this historic town, so we see the vital and valiant efforts of our first responders on a daily basis, and also hear about those in town who are struggling with basic necessities during the coronavirus pandemic,” Attorney White said. “We feel it’s important to show our respect and gratitude for the ambulance corps, and to help our neighbors in need.”
“I really want to thank the good folks at Cramer & Anderson for their generous gift of meal gift cards,” said Phil Birkett, Director of Social Services for Litchfield. “Through donations, I had just purchased gift cards for Stop & Shop so folks can not only obtain food but other necessary items. The meal gift cards add another dimension of giving to those who are experiencing rather unpleasant times in this battle against an unseen enemy. They will be used judiciously and will help to uplift the spirits of those in need.”
“We are truly thankful and indebted to the public for all the support they are giving us, both monetarily and emotionally in this time of crisis,” LVA Chief John Pudlinski said in offering appreciation to Cramer & Anderson for a donation that comes at time filled with many challenges. Beyond staying safe and healthy, first responders like LVA are constantly working to recruit volunteers, while also dealing with a decline in revenues because call volumes have decreased as people avoid hospitals for fear of contracting the coronavirus.
The $500 donation by Cramer & Anderson’s Litchfield office is part of the larger effort by the firm to help support and strengthen area communities during the pandemic.
To date, the firm has donated funds to purchase dinners for the EMTs and Paramedics in the Emergency Medical Services department at Danbury Hospital, and donated a series of lunches to New Milford Community Ambulance.
Additionally, Cramer & Anderson has donated $1,000 to provide dinners for patrons of FISH NWCT, which operates the largest emergency homeless shelter in northwestern Connecticut, as part of a Litchfield County Bar Association effort.
Attorney Lorry Schiesel, Resident Partner in the firm’s Kent office, is donating coronavirus protection masks she’s making on her 1940’s Singer Featherweight sewing machine.
Attorney White, who arranged the Litchfield donations, guides clients, families and spouses through Estate Planning and Elder Law issues that can be intricate and emotionally challenging, as well as handling Residential & Commercial Real Estate, Business Law and Tax Law. He was named Best Estate Planning Lawyer in both 2018 and 2019 in the Waterbury Republican-American newspaper’s Reader’s Choice Awards. Reach Attorney White by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (860) 567-8718.
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