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GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (NOVEMBER 14, 2022) – At Middletown Town Hall, it’s not just about helping out with building permits, tax payments and access to public records.
For staff at the East Main Road government center, it’s also about giving back to the community whenever possible.
Recently, Town Clerk Wendy J.W. Marshall and Accounts Payable Clerk Marybeth Sylvia announced they were collecting donations to help a Middletown family in need at the Women’s Resource Center in Newport.
The fundraiser has been run by town staff for as long as anyone can remember, just one of the efforts to assist those who are less fortunate in Middletown.
To give to the campaign, drop off or mail a check addressed to “The Town Of Middletown” at the Town Clerk’s office, 350 East Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842. Make sure that “Women’s Resource Center” is listed in the notes portion of the check.
“We work with people out in the community every day and know there’s more of a need than most people realize,” Marshall said. “It feels good to know the work we’re doing is going directly back to support a family who lives here.”
“I can’t tell you how good it feels to know we’re helping the people of Middletown,” Sylvia added. “This is just one example of what we do to help Middletown, because at the end of the day, that’s what we’re all about.”
Like Sylvia said, the Women’s Resource Center fundraiser is just one of the ways that town employees across the community help.
Rarely a couple weeks go by when the Middletown Senior Center isn’t collecting for one important cause or another. Same with the Fire, Police and other departments. And that doesn’t include all the work in the Middletown schools.
The town has a number of programs — mainly out of the tax office — to ease the burden on those likely most in need of assistance.
There’s a social services page on the town’s website — https://mdl.town/Services — that outlines some of the various offerings available from the outstanding community providers that serve Middletown.
The town recently hired Lori Turner as the Healthy Services Coordinator to better coordinate such offerings for every population in Middletown, whether that’s children, adults, the elderly, non-English speakers and beyond. To reach out to Turner, send her email at email@example.com.
After Marshall spoke about the Women’s Resource Center fundraiser during a recent meeting, council President Paul M. Rodrigues and others were very complimentary of the group’s work. The council unanimously voted to contribute $600 to the campaign.
“I think it’s great what you do,” Rodrigues said, asking if there were other causes that needed similar support. “Great job to you and your team.”
Document Link: https://www.middletownri.com/DocumentCenter/View/6139/NYCU-Giving-Back