A man who was handcuffed escaped from his parole officer near East Brook Mall in Mansfield on Friday afternoon and state police are now looking for the man.
Little information is yet available on exactly what happened, but photos from the scene and Tweets from people in the area indicate that there is a large police presence.
How to Help:
Donate to the NBC Connecticut Storm Relief Drive on Sunday, 9 a.m. to noon.
The Connecticut Red Cross is asking interested volunteers to email firstname.lastname@example.org with their phone number and email address. The Red Cross will then contact them with further information about how they can help out.
- The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties
- Rebuilding Together
- World Vision
- Best Friends Animal Society
- Save the Children
- Feeding America
- Operation USA (Haiti, Cuba and the U.S.)
- Direct Relief International
- International Medical Corps (Haiti)
- Convoy of Hope
- Food for the Poor (Jamaica)
- Alley Cat Allies
- Samaritan's Purse
- Heart to Heart International
- Feed the Children
- Episcopal Relief and Development (Caribbean, U.S.)
- American Humane Association
- International Rescue Committee (Haiti)
- Catholic Charities USA
- Catholic Relief Services (Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica)
- Children's Hunger Fund (Caribbean, U.S.)
- Matthew 25: Ministries
- United Methodist Committee on Relief
- The Zakat Foundation of America
- Mercy Medical Airlift
The United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is seeking donations of shelf-stable, non-perishable food items, flashlights, batteries, bottled water, and clean blankets. There are five local drop-off locations for these contributions:
- The Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center, 374 Broad Street, New London from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m on Friday, Nov. 2 and 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday;
- The Hampton Inn, 300 Long Hill Road, Groton;
- The Residence Inn, 40 Whitehall Avenue, Mystic;
- The Comfort Inn, 48 Whitehall Avenue, Mystic; and
- United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, 283 Stoddards Wharf Road (at the corner of Route 12), Gales Ferry from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 and 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
If you would like to make a financial contribution, please go to www.uwsect.org and click on the ‘Donate’ button in the upper right-hand corner to contribute securely online.
United Way of New York City has established the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund. The Fund will address the near-term and long-term recovery needs of individuals, families and communities along the Eastern Seaboard that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy's devastation. Contributions to the Fund will be used by local United Ways in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia. United Way of New York City will charge no administrative fees.
The East Haven Pantry, located at 39 Park St. in the lower level of Christ and the Epiphany Church, is accepting donations of non-perishable foods. Monetary donations are preferred as they have a purchasing power available to them of at least double of the funds raised.
Donations will also be accepted at the Hagaman Memorial Library and at the Town Hall. All monies must be in the form of a check payable to the East Haven Food Pantry.
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