To the Editor:

In this New Year, the New Milford Homeless Shelter Coalition would like to send out a thank you to St. Francis School, St. John’s Episcopal Church, the New Milford Congregational Church and all their congregations, staff, clergy and leaders for their kindness and the warmth of their buildings from all of us and our homeless guests.

We would also like to thank the Thrift Mart of New Milford for their generous donations to us over the years and for a donation of brand new long johns.

The people who received these gifts are used to getting hand-me downs, so to get brand new clothing in the packaging made them feel very special.

Thanks to the New Milford Social Services Department and the New Milford Police Department for always being there when we need them.

We can always use more volunteers. If you are interested in being a volunteer, please call 860-350-0008.

We could also use a few more people on our board. The board meets once a month.

If you would like more information about being a board member, call Rufus DeRham at 860-592-0142.

Arthur Palmer

Shelter Coordinator

New Milford Homeless Shelter Coalition