To the Editor:

In this New Year, the New Milford Homeless Shelter Coalition would like to thank those who help us in our mission: St. Francis Xavier Parish, St. John’s Episcopal Church, First Congregational Church, all the church staffs, clergy and church members for their kindness and the warmth of their buildings.

We would also like to thank the New Milford High School Honor Society and Cathy Neil for their donation of long underwear to our guests, New Milford Thrift Mart, Social Services Department and New Milford Police Department for all being there when we need them.

Thanks also to Justin Cullmer from Western Connecticut Health Network, Brian Ohmen, Mike Crespan and our new mayor, Pete Bass, and members of CERT for opening the wonderful warming centers.

A special thanks to all those who volunteer to stay overnight with our guests, and also to all our contributors.

If we have missed anyone we apologize. It has been a very busy and extremely cold season.

To all who are reading this, let’s remember to be very thankful we have a warm place to live. Many do not.

We can always use volunteers and board members. Please call 860-592-0142 or 860-350-0008 if you are interested.

Rufus DeRham


The New Milford Homeless Coalition

On behalf of all board members and volunteers