Sen. Formica, Rep. Soto Volunteer at B.P. Learned Mission on Comcast Cares Day

April 24, 2018

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State Senator Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) and State Representative Chris Soto (D-New London) volunteered at the Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut’s B.P. Learned Mission in New London on Saturday April 21 as part of Comcast Cares Day 2018.

Comcast Cares Day, which began in 2001, is one of the nation’s largest single day volunteer events. This year they anticipated over 100,000 volunteers nationally. In New London, Comcast partnered with the Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut to spruce up B.P. Learned Mission, located on Shaw Street.  Comcast employees, their families and friends were joined by Senator Paul Formica (R-East Lyme), State Representative Chris Soto (D-New London), as well as volunteers from Arc New London County, B.P. Learned Mission and cadets from the Coast Guard Academy. Together, they landscaped and prepped the garden beds for planting season, in addition to spring cleaning the inside of the facility.

“I applaud Comcast for rolling up their sleeves in New London and investing in our community’s most important resource, our children,” said Senator Paul Formica.Photo1_Comcast Cares Day New London

“It is great to see on such a beautiful day, the dots getting connected in New London between Comcast and B.P. Learned Mission to continue to move our community forward,” added Representative Chris Soto.

“We are always grateful when Comcast and members of our community step forward to help us out,” said Rick Calvert, CEO of Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut who hosted a Comcast Cares Day site in New London. “The B.P. Learned Mission has a long history in New London and is considered a center of excellence in the area of non-profit work on behalf of children in our region. It is such a wonderful opportunity for Comcast employees to interact with our staff to build stronger bonds between people and groups in this part of the state.”

“As we celebrate our 17th annual Comcast Cares Day, we are delighted to partner with these incredible organizations to give back,” said Michael Parker, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Western New England Region, which is headquartered in Connecticut. “It’s really inspiring how we can drive positive change when our employees, their family and friends, and our community partners rally together to make a lasting difference in our communities. I am very thankful for the participants who help to make this effort a success today and throughout the year.”


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